Tagliatelle with air dried cured ham and minted peas

I've tried to steer clear of pasta dishes as it feels like a cop out.......Sainsbury's ;-)

I've put this in though as it's simple to put together and spot on to cook after a bad day at work. It also tastes of Tuscany. Big meaty red with this one. Cost £4.71.

Recipe #7: Tagliatelle with air dried cured ham and minted peas

  • 400g of egg tagliatelle (95p)
  • 1 bulb of garlic - we're using 2 cloves (34p)
  • 330g of Tesco finest petits pois peas (74p)
  • 200g of air dried cured ham (£1.89)
  • 30g of fresh mint (79p)

The cupboard staples...

Salt, black pepper and olive oil.

Total cost

If you already have the cupboard staples, then according to mysupermarket.co.uk, this trolley was cheapest at Tesco, where it came to just £4.71.


  • Get a large pan of salted water to cook the tagliatelle as per the packet instructions. To get al dente simply take off the heat and drain one minute before the instructions tell you to.
  • Whilst the tagliatelle is cooking get the peas on to cook. Cook for two minutes maximum and then drain off and run them under cold water so they don't cook anymore.
  • Now you can finely slice two cloves of garlic and fry over a low to medium heat for one minute (be careful not to burn the garlic).
  • Now add the peas and fry for a further two minutes. Turn off the heat and put to one side.
  • The pasta should be ready by now. So drain it and add the garlic and pea mixture. Mix it all up and add a good drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, finely chopped mint and the thinly sliced air dried cured ham.

Happy eating!