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Tasty Courgette Tagliatelle, with smoked bacon and fresh herbs

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • crushed
  • 1 pack of smoked bacon lardons
  • 1 courgette
  • cut into long ribbons
  • 1 jar of Bolognese Sauce
  • Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped Oregano
  • 4 tbsp chopped Basil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 packet of tagliatelle pasta
  • Ciabatta bread
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A drizzle of olive oil

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Add salt to the water, add your pasta and cook until al dente.

Step 2

In a large frying pan over a medium to high heat add oil then quickly fry the courgette ribbons. Season and toss for a couple of minutes then remove from the pan and set aside.

Step 3

Add the onions to the pan and cook until they soften then add the bacon lardons, garlic and a splash of red wine vinegar. Simmer for a minute then add the Dolmio sauce.

Step 4

Cook the sauce for about 20 minutes until it thickens then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Step 5

When the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the pan with the sauce. Toss well to coat and add in the freshly chopped basil, oregano and courgette ribbons.

Step 6

Meanwhile split the ciabatta bread, rub with garlic and drizzle over some oil. Place on a baking tray and warm them in the oven until slightly toasted.

Step 7

Serve the pasta topped with the grated cheese and the toasted ciabatta bread.

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