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    Leek & garlic mushroom pasta

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    Knob of butter
    500g pack essential Waitrose Leeks, sliced
    300g essential Waitrose Amori pasta
    250g Waitrose Duchy Organic Chestnut Mushrooms, sliced
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    150g mascarpone
    2 tbsp finely snipped chives
    2 tbsp finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano 

    Method

    1. Heat half the butter in a large frying pan and cook the leeks for 5 minutes until softened.

    2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water according to packet instructions.

    3. Tip the leeks into a large bowl. Add the remaining butter to the pan and cook the mushrooms and garlic for 5 minutes until golden.

    4. Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Stir in the softened leeks, garlic mushrooms, mascarpone, chives and cheese. Toss together well, then divide between bowls and serve with a good grinding of black pepper. 

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    Macaroni or rigati pasta would also work well in this recipe as the creamy sauce will generously fill the hollow tube shapes. 

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