Inspired by Marmite

Love it or Hate it Pasta

Despite whether you love it or hate it, Marmite is interesting to cook with. This cheesy pasta may change your mind about Marmite!
Servings

Servings:

2
Ready in

Ready In:

20 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Love it or Hate it Pasta

Marmite is a British food spread made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. Other similar products include the Australian Vegemite (the name of which is derived from that of Marmite), the Swiss Cenovis, and the German Vitam-R. The product is notable as a vegan source of B vitamins, including supplemental B12.

Marmite is a sticky, dark brown food paste with a distinctive, powerful flavour that is extremely salty. This distinctive taste is represented in the marketing slogan: “Love it or hate it.”

The image on the front of the jar shows a marmite , a French term for a large, covered earthenware or metal cooking pot. Marmite was originally supplied in earthenware pots, but since the 1920s has been sold in glass jars.

Ingredients

500g Pasta
1 tbsp Olive Oil
200g Pancetta (diced)
80g Butter
2 tsp Marmite
50g Cheddar (grated)
Parmesan (to serve)

I’ve always loved Marmite, though usually I only have it on my toast in the mornings. Marmite has a unique taste to it which gives it a great savoury taste. My family loves Marmite and we’ve experimented with some of their other products but most of the time they do not live up to the great taste of the spread!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the pasta. Meanwhile heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the pancetta for 8-10 minutes until crispy.
Step 2
Once the pasta is cooked, drain it, reserving a few tablespoons of pasta water. Tip the pasta back into the pan with the reserved water.
Step 3
Add the pancetta and fat from the pan, the butter, Marmite and cheddar. Season with salt and pepper and stir.
Step 4
Serve in bowls and top with Parmesan.

Love it or Hate it Pasta

Despite whether you love it or hate it, Marmite is interesting to cook with. This cheesy pasta may change your mind about Marmite!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 2 people
Calories 648 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g Pasta
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 200 g Pancetta diced
  • 80 g Butter
  • 2 tsp Marmite
  • 50 g Cheddar grated
  • Parmesan to serve

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the pasta. Meanwhile heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the pancetta for 8-10 minutes until crispy.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain it, reserving a few tablespoons of pasta water. Tip the pasta back into the pan with the reserved water.
  • Add the pancetta and fat from the pan, the butter, Marmite and cheddar. Season with salt and pepper and stir.
  • Serve in bowls and top with Parmesan.
Keyword Marmite

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