Pappardelle broad bean carbonara

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
A creamy pancetta, broad bean and egg sauce makes an ideal accompaniment to ribbon pasta

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
    plus podding and skinning the beans
  • Serves 3
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 432
  • fat 22g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 39g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 21g
  • salt 1.1g


  • 85g pancetta
  • 100g podded and skinned broad beans (about 400g unpodded)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 200g pappardelle pasta
  • 50g Parmesan, grated


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. While the water boils, heat a frying pan and sizzle the pancetta for 8 mins until crisp, then throw the broad beans into the pan with the pancetta fat. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks with the cream and mustard, then season with lots of black pepper.

  2. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain the pasta, saving some of the water, and toss through the pancetta in the frying pan. Tip in the egg and cream mix, and stir to coat, adding a splash of the reserved water, if needed. Toss half of the grated Parmesan through, so the sauce clings to the pasta, then scatter with the remaining Parmesan.

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