Creamy linguine with ham, lemon & basil

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:15 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Keep the kids happy with this easy, low-fat recipe that’s ready in under half an hour

Nutrient Unit
kcal 349
fat 11g
saturates 4g
carbs 51g
sugars 2g
fibre 2g
protein 15g
salt 0.82g


  • 400g linguine or spaghetti
  • 90g pack prosciutto
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • large handful basil leaves
  • large handful grated parmesan , plus extra to serve, if you like
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  • STEP 1

Cook the linguine. Meanwhile, tear the ham into small pieces and fry in the olive oil until golden and crisp.

  • STEP 2

Drain the pasta, reserving a little of the cooking water, then return to the pan. Tip in the cooked ham. Mix together the lemon juice, egg yolks and crème fraîche, then add this to the pan along with the basil and Parmesan. Mix in with tongs, adding a little of the cooking water, if needed, to make a creamy sauce that coats the pasta. Serve with extra Parmesan grated over the top, if you like.

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