15 minute pasta

15 minute pasta

This is my standby pasta supper as it is so delicious, so quick and everyone loves it. Great for everyday or for casual supper parties too.


To serve (optional)


  1. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside

  2. Heat a frying pan until hot. Add the Parma ham and fry until crisp. Transfer half the ham onto a plate and set aside. Add the mushrooms to the pan and fry for 2 minutes. Add the crème fraîche and bring to the boil. Add the pasta, Parmesan and parsley and toss over the heat. Season well with salt and pepper.

  3. Serve with a green salad and crunchy bread.

Recipe Tips

If you want to use reduced fat crème fraîche, just stir it through at the end of cooking otherwise it will split. For special occasions, add a pack of asparagus tips to the pasta four minutes before the end of cooking time, then drain with the pasta.