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Creamy Pasta with Green Beans and Bacon


Jan 30th 2012, 11:22

Serves 4

You won’t find an easier evening meal than this one. Even beginners will have it on the table in no time at all.

30g tagliatelle pasta
Olive oil
30g butter
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
60ml balsamic vinegar
250g bacon, chopped
1 tin (410g) Rhodes Green Beans Cross Cut
250ml double-thick cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cook the pasta in salty water until al dente, drain and keep warm. Pour some of the oil over the pasta. Heat the rest of the oil and all the butter and fry the onion and garlic for several minutes. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and fry until flavoursome. Remove from the pan and keep aside. Fry the bacon until crispy and add the onion mixture to the pan. Stir in the green beans and cream, and season with salt and pepper. Stir until warmed through and serve with the pasta.

* Replace the Rhodes Green Beans Cross Cut with Rhodes Processed Peas
* If you don’t have double-thick cream, replace with ordinary cream, crème fraîche or marscapone.  

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