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Creamy Penne with Ham and Spinach

Pasta is often our go-to mid-week option but it can be a struggle to keep it interesting. Using garlic as a strong flavour base, you can make a number of easy sauces with a variety of ingredients. This recipe uses plenty of pasta favourites and the crème fraiche adds a creamy dimension without upping the fat content too much.

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Creamy Penne with Ham and Spinach

Prep Time:

30mins

Serving:

Serves 4 People

Cost:

£1.22 per Person

Difficulty:

Easy

  • Ingredients

    1tbsp Olive Oil
    2 Cloves Garlic Crushed
    150g Mushrooms Sliced
    200g Sliced Ham Finely Chopped
    200g Cherry Tomatoes Halved
    100g Baby Leaf Spinach
    2-3tbsp Crème Fraiche
    250g Penne Pasta
    Salt
    Black Pepper

How to Cook

1. Prepare a large pan of salted boiling water and cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.

2. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil then add the sliced mushrooms. Fry for a couple of minutes on a medium heat then add the crushed garlic and ham and fry for a further couple of minutes.

3. Once the mushrooms are soft and slightly browned put the halved cherry tomatoes in the pan and cook for a few minutes until they have broken down.

4. Add the crème fraiche to the pan and mix together until the sauce is a coating consistency.

5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

6. Toss the spinach leaves in the sauce but only for about 30 seconds to a minute – you don’t want them to completely break down.

7. Drain the pasta then add the sauce to the pan and mix the lot together until all the pasta is coated.


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