Pasta bianco

Pasta bianco literally means white pasta, as it is cooked without tomatoes. lt's a really cheap and simple dish but has a beautiful silky texture and is full of flavour.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Pasta bianco
  • 500 gram packet spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove, crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 250 gram pork mince
  • 3/4 cup parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve
  • chopped parsley, garlic bread, to serve


Pasta bianco
  • 1
    Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet instructions.
  • 2
    In a medium saucepan heat oil on medium. Saute onion and garlic 4-5 minutes, until tender. Increase heat to high. Add wine and simmer 1-2 minutes, until reduced by two-thirds. Stir in stock and bring to simmer.
  • 3
    Crumble mince into simmering stock and cook 4-5 minutes, breaking up lumps.
  • 4
    Drain pasta and return to pan. Add pork mixture with parmesan, tossing well. Season to taste and add extra oil. Sprinkle parsley over and serve with garlic bread.

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