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Penne carbonara chorizo

RECIPE OVERVIEW

This recipe is a really quick and easy midweek meal that’s also a great way to include lots of different vegetables. 

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

  • 150 g Chorizo Sausages
    dry-cured, thinly sliced
  • 50 g Creme Fraiche
  • 3 - Eggs
  • 60 g Frozen Peas
    thawed
  • 2 cloves Garlic
    minced
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
    for frying
  • 50 g Parmesan Cheese
    grated, plus extra to serve
  • 300 g Penne Pasta
  • 0.5 head SuperValu Cauliflower
    chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp SuperValu Oregano

Method

  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add the penne pasta and cook as per the packet instructions. When the pasta has about 6 minutes left, add the cauliflower. Drain and set aside.
  2. Combine the eggs, Parmesan and crème fraîche in a bowl.
  3. Heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan set over a medium heat. Add the chorizo and fry for 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, then add the peas, garlic and oregano. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the chorizo is cooked through.
  4. Add the pasta and cauliflower to the pan and stir to combine. Turn off the heat but leave the pan on the hob. Stir in the egg mixture and keep stirring until everything is covered in the sauce.
  5. To serve, grate some Parmesan over the pasta and serve immediately.

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