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Creamy 'Nduja & Fennel Seed Pappardelle

Creamy 'Nduja & Fennel Seed Pappardelle

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Prep Time

20 min



Fiery 'nduja pork stars in this creamy, fresh and speedy tomato sauce. Tossed through pappardelle and finished with basil and plenty of cheese – simply delicious!

Prep Time

20 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp fennel seeds
basil 3.18
10g basil
250g cherry tomatoes
soft cheese2
50g soft cheese †
Shaoxing wine (3.18)
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (30ml)
'Nduja (2)
40g 'Nduja
Pappardelle (190g) †
35g Italian hard cheese †
You Will Need
Pestle & mortar, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 10g basil
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 soft cheese pot (50g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Chinese rice wine (30ml)
  • 40g Nduja
  • Pappardelle (190g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 35g Italian hard cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 889 kJ
211 kcal
2729 kJ
649 kcal
of which saturates
8.6 g
4.3 g
26.4 g
13.1 g
of which sugars
25.1 g
2.8 g
77 g
8.5 g
Fibre 1.8 g 5.6 g
Protein 7.4 g 22.7 g
Salt 0.2 g 0.61 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 garlic clove
1 tsp fennel seeds
fennel seeds(100%)
10g basil
basil (100%)
250g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 soft cheese pot (50g)
cream, skimmed milk, salt, lactic acid culture
1 Chinese rice wine (30ml)
rice wine (100%)
40g Nduja
pork fat, pork, pepper paste, salt, dextrose and saccharose, flavourings and spices (sweet paprika, sweet pepper, chilli, pepper), antioxidant: sodium ascorbate, preservatives: potassium nitrate, sodium nitrite. May contain egg & milk.
Pappardelle (190g)
Durum wheat semolina (gluten), water. May contain soya
35g Italian hard cheese
pasteurised cow's milk, starter culture, salt, microbial rennet, calcium chloride
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Creamy 'Nduja & Fennel Seed Pappardelle

Boil a kettle

Chop the cherry tomatoes in half and peel and finely slice (don't chop) the garlic

Add the fennel seeds to a pestle and mortar and grind (or chop if you don't have a pestle and mortar!) to a fine powder 

2 Creamy 'Nduja & Fennel Seed Pappardelle

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a generous drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the chopped tomatoes with a pinch of salt and cook for 2-3 min or until beginning to soften

3 Creamy 'Nduja & Fennel Seed Pappardelle

Add the pappardelle to a pot of plenty of boiled water with a large pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat

Cook the pappardelle for 8-10 min or until cooked with a slight bite

Once done, drain the pappardelle and return to the pot, reserving a cup of the starchy pasta water

4 Creamy 'Nduja & Fennel Seed Pappardelle

Once the tomatoes are beginning to soften, add the sliced garlic and crushed fennel seeds and cook for 1 min or until fragrant

Add the Chinese rice wine and cook for a further 30 sec

5 Creamy 'Nduja & Fennel Seed Pappardelle

Add the 'nduja to the pan with 50ml [75ml] boiled water and give everything a good mix up until fully combined

Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and cook for a further 3-4 min or until a sauce has formed

6 Creamy 'Nduja & Fennel Seed Pappardelle

Meanwhile, peel half the Italian hard cheese until you end up with a pile of 'cheese shavings'

Grate the remaining Italian hard cheese

Chop the basil finely, including the stalks, keeping the stalks and leaves separate 

7 Creamy 'Nduja & Fennel Seed Pappardelle

Add the basil stalks to the sauce with the soft cheese and stir it all together

Add the drained pappardelle with the grated cheese and give everything a good mix up – this is your 'nduja & fennel seed pappardelle

Tip: Add a splash of the starchy pasta water if your sauce is looking a little dry


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Serve the 'nduja & fennel seed pappardelle topped with the cheese shavings and chopped basil 

Season with a grind of black pepper


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