Angel Hair Pasta Recipe with Saffron, Prosciutto and Peas

Angel hair pasta with saffron, prosciutto and peas

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Ready in just 15 minutes, this golden saffron pasta with sweet peas and pancetta is perfect for a healthy midweek meal – it comes in at under 400 calories



  • olive oil
  • garlic 1 clove, chopped
  • prosciutto 2 slices, chopped
  • saffron 1 pinch
  • white wine 250ml
  • mascarpone 2 tbsp
  • lemon 1, zested
  • frozen peas 150g, defrosted
  • angel hair or vermicelli pasta 100g
  • basil or parsley chopped to serve


  • Step 1

    In a deep, non-stick frying pan, heat a splash of olive oil and cook the garlic and prosciutto until golden. Crush the saffron in a small bowl and add 1 tbsp boiling water. Allow to sit for 1 minute and then add to the pan. Pour in the wine and season well.

  • Step 2

    Reduce by half and then add the mascarpone, lemon and peas and heat through. Cook the pasta following the pack instructions. Drain well and add to the pan with the sauce. Serve with basil or parsley sprinkled over.

Try our vegetarian pasta recipes here...

Leek fondue linguine

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 369
  • Fat 9.3g
  • Carbs 52.9g
  • Fibre 3.9g
  • Protein 11.7g
  • Salt 0.36g