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Creamy Veggie Penne

Creamy Veggie Penne

with Creme Fraiche, Lemon and Tarragon

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The delicious creaminess of crème fraîche makes it the perfect thing to use in pasta sauces like this one. Chef Andre has used lemon zest and tarragon to lift the flavour or the sauce and stirred through peppers, courgette and fresh tomatoes for an added hit of goodness. Simple, quick, delicious.

Allergens:Cereals containing glutenCeleryMilkEgg

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Preparation Time30 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)

Red Pepper

1 unit(s)

Yellow Pepper

1 unit(s)


1 punnet(s)

Baby Plum Tomatoes

200 grams

Wheat Penne Pasta

(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

1 unit(s)


½ sachet

Vegetable Stock Powder


¾ pack(s)

Creme Fraiche


½ pack(s)

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(ContainsMilk, Egg)

1 bunch(es)


Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2711 kJ
Energy (kcal)648 kcal
Fat22.0 g
of which saturates10.0 g
Carbohydrate96 g
of which sugars23.0 g
Protein24 g
Salt1.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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Frying Pan
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Put a large saucepan of water with a pinch of salt on to boil for the pasta. Meanwhile, halve, then remove the cores from the peppers and thinly slice. Trim the courgette, quarter lengthways then chop into 1cm chunks. Halve the plum tomatoes (or you can keep them whole if you like!).


Add the wheat penne to the pan of boiling water and cook for 12 mins. When cooked, drain in a colander and drizzle with a little oil to stop it sticking


Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Add the peppers and courgette along with a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until just softened, 8-10 mins.


While the veggies are cooking, pick the tarragon leaves from their stalks and roughly chop (discard the stalks). Zest the lemon and cut into wedges.


Once the veggies are soft, stir in the tomatoes, stock, half the tarragon, the lemon zest and the crème fraîche. Simmer for 2-3 mins. tTIP: If the sauce is a bit thick, add a splash of water (use the pasta water if it's still cooking!) Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed.


Toss the penne into the sauce and mix well to combine (or tip it all into the saucepan you used to cook the pasta - whichever is largest!). Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed. Serve in bowls topped with the remaining tarragon, a sprinkling of cheese and the lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!