Pasta with mustard-cream sauce

Pasta with mustard-cream sauce
Simple and quick to make, this is a delicious pasta recipe using lardons with a mustard-flavoured cream sauce.
4,1334.8/5 for 4 ratings
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Last modified on: June 14th 2020

For 4 people, you will need:

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1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 8 min.
Pasta with mustard-cream sauce : Photo of step #1
Cook 400 g pasta, then drain and put back in the empty saucepan. Drizzle with a little olive oil, mix, then cover and set aside.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small frying pan on high heat. When hot, add 125 g small pieces of bacon.

Fry until lightly browned.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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When the lardons are nicely done, add 200 ml liquid cream and 2 tablespoons French mustard, mix and deglaze the bottom of the pan.

Leave on low heat to thicken.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Tip the contents of the frying pan into the pasta, mix well and check the seasoning. Reheat gently if necessary.

Stage 5
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Serve without delay.


A slurp of Noilly Prat in with the cream adds extra interest to the sauce.

You will see that the mustard is an effective thickening agent, meaning you will not have long to wait at stage 3.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,756 Kcal or 11,539 Kj69 gr279 gr152 gr
138 %27 %26 %23 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
358 Kcal or 1,499 Kj9 gr36 gr20 gr
18 %3 %3 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
689 Kcal or 2,885 Kj17 gr70 gr38 gr
34 %7 %7 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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PastaPasta: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sunday night pasta, Mozzarella pasta bake, Spaghetti with mushrooms, Tagliatelle with cockles, Pasta with mushrooms, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lemon and lime cakes, Crusty cockle tart, Apricot blancmange, Eggs en Cocotte à la Française, Penne with Mushrooms, ... All
Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin du Nord, Vol-au-vent, Cocotte eggs with Comté, Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks, Oven omelette, ... All
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