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Tagliatelle with Bacon & Tomato Sauce


A simple but tasty dish that can be on the table in 25-30 minutes.

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  • 75g/3oz Butter or Margarine
  • 225g/8oz Lean Back Bacon - diced
  • 1 Carrot - peeled & diced
  • 4 Sticks Celery - chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove - chopped
  • Tomato Purée - to own taste
  • 150ml Water- about 1/4 pint
  • 1 Chicken Stock Cube
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Tagliatelle
  • 2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat two-thirds of the butter or margarine & gently fry the diced bacon for 4-5 minutes. Add the carrot, celery & garlic, cover & sauté for 5 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally. Add the tomato purée, water, stock cube & salt & pepper. Cook gently for a further 5 minutes.

Step 2

Cook the tagliatelle according to directions on packet.
When ready, drain the tagliatelle & return it to the pan. Add the remaining butter or margarine & shake over the heat until the tagliatelle is well coated. Add Parmesan cheese & gently stir in. Finally, add the hot bacon & tomato sauce.
Serve with garlic bread.

Put a bowl of grated Parmesan cheese ready on the table so everyone can add more should they wish to.

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