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Silvana Franco's super-quick creamy mushroom tagliatelle

Silvana Franco's super-quick creamy mushroom tagliatelle

A delicious mid-week supper that's all ready to serve in under 20 minutes, devised by celebrity chef Silvana Franco. This is a vegetarian-friendly version of the Italian classic, Carbonara

Preparation: 5 mins
Cooking: 15-20 mins
Serves: 4
Costing: £1.35

Nutritional information:
Energy(kcal) (with half fat cream) 600
Protein 26.5
Fat (g) 26.4 Of which saturates (g) 12.0
Carbohydrate (g) 68.8 Of which sugars (g) 6.3
Fibre (g) 4.2
Salt (g) 0.5
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What you need:

  • 350g/12oz tagliatelle
  • a knob of butter
  • 15ml/1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 (250g) packs chestnut mushrooms, quartered
  • 4 large, free range eggs
  • 1 (300ml) carton single cream (or 1(300ml) carton of half fat cream for a slimmer option)
  • 75g/3oz Parmesan, freshly grated
  • 45ml/3 tbsp chopped fresh chives

What you do:

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water for about 10 mins or according to packet instructions, until ‘al dente'.
  2. Heat the butter and oil together in a large frying pan then sizzle the garlic for 30 secs, before adding the mushrooms. Cook over a high heat for 6-8 mins, stirring occasionally until the mushrooms are nicely browned. Remove from the heat and season to taste.
  3. Lightly beat together the eggs and cream, stir in half of the Parmesan and seasoning.
  4. Drain the pasta in a colander, return to the pan, and stir in the egg mixture, garlic mushrooms and chives and toss together well. The heat from the pasta will lightly thicken the sauce.
  5. Divide between two bowls and top with the remaining Parmesan.

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