The Fifth Day of Christmas - Turkey pasta with bacon, peas and cream

Author: The Turkey Man   Date Posted:17 December 2017 

If you haven't the energy to transform your leftover turkey into a fancy pie or Chelsea buns, we're with you.
Preparation time
less than 30 mins
Cooking time
10 to 30 mins
Serves 2-3
3 thick rashers streaky bacon or pancetta, diced small
olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
leftover turkey, chopped fairly small
200g/7oz fresh or frozen peas
2-3 tbsp double cream
salt and pepper
To serve
200-300g tagliatelle, cooked according to packet instructions
fresh Parmesan
  1. In a heavy frying pan fry the bacon or pancetta until just crispy. Turn the heat down, then add the onions and garlic and cook gently until soft but not coloured.
  2. Add the peas and a splash of water and allow to bubble for a couple of minutes. When the pan is almost dry again add the turkey and heat through.
  3. Add the cream and season well with salt and black pepper. Allow to bubble until the cream has reduced a little and the sauce has a nice coating consistency.
  4. Serve tossed with the cooked tagliatelle, with plenty of fresh grated Parmesan on the table.
Photo Credit & Recipe By Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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