Unsmoked Gammon Steak & Chestnut Pappardelle

A quick and simple autumnal pasta dish, great for an impromptu occasion with friends or a warming mid-week dinner.

250g Pappardelle
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (plus extra to drizzle)
2 Denhay unsmoked gammon steaks
1 onion, finely sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
80g whole chestnuts, roughly chopped
100g crème fraiche
Handful of fresh curly parsley, chopped

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Serves 2 people


Cook the pappardelle according to the instructions on the packet, until just al dente. Set aside some of the cooking water.

Meanwhile, set a saute pan over a medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Chop the Denhay gammon steak into cubes and fry for a few minutes until it begins to brown. Add the onion and fry for a further 5-8 minutes until soft and translucent. Stir in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add the chopped chestnuts and fry for 5 minutes. Stir through the crème fraiche and a ladleful of the pasta cooking water, taste and season well.

Add the drained pasta to the sauce, along with the chopped parsley. Toss well ensuring all the pappardelle is well coated, divide between pasta bowls, drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately.


We have lots of delicious recipes using Denhay’s award winning dry cured bacon and gammon. Click on the links below to discover more.

Denhay - Recipe - Denhay Bacon and Cheddar Quiche
Denhay - Recipe - Smoked Gammon Potted Ham
Denhay - Recipe - Gammon Glazed in Marmalade and Shredded Stem Ginger
Denhay - Recipe - Unsmoked Gammon Steak with a Garlic and Sage Crumb