Saffron pasta with bacon and cream: a tasty and sincere first course
Are you looking for the recipe for a delicious first course, a real explosion of taste to amaze your guests or give a culinary cuddle to your partner? Then our saffron pasta with bacon and cream is the one for you.
Discover with us a creamy and hearty first course, prepared with a few genuine ingredients and easy to find, very simple to cook. In a few minutes and with a very low expense you can bring to the table an amazing pasta, which contains all the taste of the best Italian gastronomic tradition.
Served hot and steaming, this dish will bring your diners back to the memories of their childhood, delighting their palates with the genuine taste of the tricolor tradition.
DF’s recipe for a creamy and genuine saffron pasta
To prepare an excellent saffron pasta, you need a few, simple ingredients (the quantities indicated refer to four large portions):
- 360 g of short pasta (farfalle, fusilli, orecchiette, etc.);
- 100 g of fresh or smoked bacon (already cut into cubes, or in a single slice about a finger thick);
- 2 sachets of saffron;
- 200 ml of cooking cream;
- dry white wine (about half a glass);
- extra virgin olive oil;
- chives for garnish.
The preparation is very simple. To start, simply bring plenty of salted water to a boil, in which you will then boil the pasta for the time indicated on the package. While waiting for the pasta to cook, cut the bacon into cubes.
In a large pan, heat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil; Then add the bacon cubes and brown them to perfection, for about 4 minutes, over moderate heat.
When the bacon is crispy and golden, turn up the heat, add the white wine and continue cooking until completely evaporated.
Now it’s time to add the cream and saffron (which you have previously dissolved in about half a glass of boiling, salted water). Finish cooking the sauce over moderate heat, for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, the pasta will be ready, perfectly al dente: after draining it, pour it into the pan where you prepared the sauce, keeping aside a little cooking liquid. Cook over moderate heat for a few minutes, stirring frequently to mix the ingredients well and adding water – if necessary – to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
When cooked, serve, garnish with chopped fresh chives, and bring to the table the hot pasta, topped with a nice sprinkling of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO.
Saffron pasta: all variations
There are endless variations to our saffron pasta recipe: you can, for example, replace bacon with bacon, diced ham or speck sticks.
If you want to give your saffron pasta a further touch of flavor you can add to the recipe a zucchini cut into strips, which you will add to the sauce immediately after browning the bacon.
By adding a tablespoon of grated pecorino cheese to the sauce, you will get a condiment with a more intense and tasty taste: be careful, however, not to overdo it, so as not to cancel the delicate aroma of saffron.
To tie the pasta and the sauce even more, you can add an egg, at the end of cooking, immediately after pouring the pasta to be seasoned into the pan.
Finally, if you want a lighter and healthier saffron pasta, you can replace the cream with a few tablespoons of spreadable cheese like Philadelphia: the result will be a first course equally creamy, but much more digestible and with reduced caloric intake.
And of course, you can revisit the recipe of traditional saffron pasta in all the ways you want, to best adapt it to your personal tastes. What matters is to choose top quality products, which marry at best, enhancing each other’s flavors, without overpowering each other.
Indulge yourself with the pasta shapes you prefer, with wholemeal or gluten-free variants, with drawn products to collect as much sauce as possible. And if you are a lover of risottos, you can even go so far as to replace pasta with one of the countless varieties of rice that our beautiful country offers to gourmets!
The perfect saffron pasta, with DF products
Now that you know the ingredients, the recipe and all the possible variations of saffron pasta, we still have to dedicate a few words to the ingredients. The first recommendation to remember, whatever recipe you decide to follow, is that you should always choose top quality products.
Our beautiful country offers us an endless choice of gastronomic specialties of exceptional level, often protected with quality marks that guarantee genuineness and respect for tradition. In a country of gastronomic excellence it is not worth playing down: with a few euros more, you will have a superior quality dish, which you could never get with poor ingredients.
Even the pasta you will use does not have to be just any product. On our DF Gourmet e-commerce you can find a wide selection of typical, artisanal, organic pasta processed according to the best Italian tradition.
On our site you will find only the best excellences: products certainly not cheap, but characterized by a superior quality, which you will not be able to find in traditional shops. Our assortment includes long and short pasta, refined and wholemeal, traditional and organic.
You will find different varieties of Pasta di Gragnano PGI, kamut products and recipes with egg pasta. Caserecci, farfalle, fusilli, snails, mezze maniche, orecchiette, smooth and striped penne, wheels, croxetti, lilies, tortiglioni: you will be spoiled for choice for your pasta with saffron, cream and bacon.
Visit our store and explore our assortment of pasta for all tastes: you will certainly find the most suitable product for a perfect dish, which will satisfy all lovers of good food.