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Spirali with Spinach & Pancetta

Simple, quick and fresh; this is a meal ready in about 15 minutes!

Put the pasta water on while you're steaming the spinach, and this meal should be ready in about the time it takes to cook the pasta!







white wine

2 eggs




olive oil


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  • Wash the spinach and steam it in a covered pan - remove it when it's wilted and drain

  • Heat water in a pot for the pasta, when it's at a rolling boil, add the pasta and turn down to a violent simmer! Cook as per the timing on the packet

  • In the frying pan heat some olive oil

  • Add the pancetta, garlic and chilli

  • Meanwhile, finely chop the spinach

  • Add the spinach to the pan and stir through

  • Add a glass of white wine and leave to simmer

  • Break the two eggs into a bowl or jug and whisk to a froth

  • Add two tablespoons of ricotta and beat in with a fork until creamy

  • Add nutmeg and pepper and mix through

  • Add some of the pasta water to the pan with the spinach and pancetta

  • Drain the pasta and pour into the pan. Mix it through thoroughly

  • Remove from the heat and pour in the egg and ricotta mix

  • Stir it through thoroughly

  • Serve with grated parmesan or toasted breadcrumbs

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