Penne Pasta with Peas, Pancetta & Mascarpone

Penne Pasta with Peas, Pancetta & Mascarpone

Penne Pasta with Peas, Pancetta & Mascarpone

This is such a LOVELY recipe. So quick and uber easy! Everyone loves a quick pasta dish for mid week and this Penne pasta with peas, pancetta & mascarpone is special! 

Thank you Italian Sara for sharing this easy pasta super dish 

Pennette with Peas, Pancetta & Mascapone

 

So what is penne pasta?

Penne is  small Italian pasta tubes pasta with ends that are cut at an angle. And then there’s Pennette which is even smaller and works as well, if not better 

They are available with a smooth or ridged surface. A shorter and thinner version of penne rigate pasta.

If not available substitute either perciatelli or long ziti broken into smaller pieces or short ziti.

I make this dish at least once per month. Everyone loves it 

Pancetta & Mascarpone Pasta 

A marriage made in heaven, smokey deep pork pancetta (Italian cured pork belly) mixed with creamy mild mascarpone  cheese – Italian delights!

Gosh I love Italian food,  this blend, flavour combination and texture is so delicious, please try it! 

If you don’t have or can’t by pancetta the. lovely smoked bacon will work well too 

To serve your Penne pasta with Peas, Pancetta & Mascarpone

Sometimes I serve it with a side of tomato salad.

The kids usually like garlic bread with it too. Then everyone’s happy! 

And all you need are these! So simple 

Pennette with Peas, Pancetta & Mascapone

Pasta Suppers 

I just love quick tasty Pasta suppers don’t you? This one really is quick and easy and ready in 20 minutes. It’s lovely 

I have loads of pasta dishes on here, as pasta is always my go to supper. 

A really great one is Pasta with Prawns & Rocket 

So good and really quick again!  Just look at those colours!!

pasta with prawns & rocket

 

 

Try it and let me know what you think to Italian Sara’s Penne pasta Peas, Pancetta & Mascapone in the comments section below the recipe?

 

Thanks Clare x

Pennette with Peas

Penne with Peas, Pancetta & Mascarpone

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 786kcal
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A quick easy delicious pasta supper!

Ingredients

  • 400 g Pennette or penne pasta /or small shells to catch the peas
  • 2-3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion finally chopped
  • 150 g Cubed Pancetta or smoked bacon
  • 2 Cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 200 g Frozen peas petit pois if you can
  • 200 ml Vegetable stock
  • 125 g Mascapone
  • 2-3 squeezes Tomato Puree
  • Parmesan for serving
  • Salt & Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Boil the water and cook the pasta (salt water)
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and and fry the onion slowly until it softens, add pancetta and fry until crispy
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 mins, add the peas, vegetable stock, mascapone and tomato puree, simmer for a few minute
  • Drain the pasta, return to the pan and add the peas/pancetta sauce, stir well, season
  • Serve immediately with a sprinkling of parmesan and dig in

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Penne with Peas, Pancetta & Mascarpone
Amount per Serving
Calories
786
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
38
g
58
%
Saturated Fat
 
15
g
94
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
12
g
Cholesterol
 
56
mg
19
%
Sodium
 
476
mg
21
%
Potassium
 
468
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
87
g
29
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
23
g
46
%
Vitamin A
 
944
IU
19
%
Vitamin C
 
23
mg
28
%
Calcium
 
88
mg
9
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. Nom nom nom! One of our favourite dishes from the book. Big bowfuls of heaven ?

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