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Low Lactose Gigli Carbonara recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Gemma Renwick
Added 54 months ago

I recently discovered that I was lactose intolerant so I've been learning to make my favourite dishes with new ingredients!

Gently fry the garlic and bacon together.

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the directions.

Meanwhile combine the egg yolks and cream.

When the pasta is al dente drain it and return it to the pot.

Add the hot bacon and garlic mixture and stir.

Add the Parmiggiano Reggiano and the cream mixture, stir into the hot pasta.

The sauce should just coat the pasta, if it's too runny you can stir it constantly over a low heat until it reaches the correct consistency.

You can use single cream in place of the Lactofree cream if lactose intolerance isn't an issue. Most hard cheeses which have been aged for an extended period have little to no lactose so pose no problem to those with lactose intolerance. If you check the nutritional information and it states there is no sugar present then that also means there is no lactose since it is a sugar.

Please note: this recipe has been created and uploaded by a member of the Tesco Real Food online community. Tesco does not test customer recipes so cannot accept responsibility for the content, validate the results or answer queries regarding them.

  • 500g Tesco Finest Gigli Pasta
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 1 pack Lean Bacon, diced finely
  • 250 ml Lactofree Cream
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 100g Tesco Finest Parmiggiano Reggiano D.O.P. Grated
  • 1 tsp Oil

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