Gino D'Acampo's pappardelle with dolcelatte recipe

(155 ratings)

Gino D'Acampo's pappardelle with dolcelatte is such a simple and easy pasta recipe. Perfect for sharing with family, this dish is packed with flavour

  • Nut-free
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time15 mins -20
Total Time25 mins -30

This three-cheese pasta with mushrooms, peas and pancetta is rich, filling and very tasty. Serve with a leafy green salad.


  • 400g fresh pappardelle (wide fettucine) pasta
  • 150g dolcelatte cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 150g mascarpone cheese
  • 100g pancetta, cubed
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 50g salted butter
  • 150g button mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
  • 150g frozen or fresh peas (if frozen, defrost)
  • 50g freshly grated Parmesan cheese like Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Salt and pepper to taste




  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil and butter together over a medium heat. Add in the pancetta, a pinch of black pepper and fry until golden for approximately 3 mins.
  2. Add in the mushrooms and peas and continue to cook for 8 mins, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Once cooked, stir in the mascarpone and dolcelatte then remove from the heat.
  3. In the meantime, cook the pasta in a large saucepan with plenty of salted boiling water until al dente (firm, but not hard).
  4. Once the pasta is ready, drain and place in the frying pan with the sauce. Place the pan back onto the heat, sprinkle half of the Parmesan over the pasta and toss everything together for a good minute, so the sauce beautifully coats the pasta.
  5. Serve immediately with the rest of the Parmesan sprinkled over the top.
Gino D’Acampo is a much-loved, cheeky TV chef who often appears on ITV’s popular daytime chat show This Morning. Born into a large family in Napoli, Italy, Gino’s been working in kitchens since he was young and fell in love with the industry age 11 when he walked into his grandfather’s restaurant. Gino’s Italian heritage has a huge influence on his recipes. From a classic margherita pizza to a four-cheese macaroni cheese with peas, we’re sure to have a Gino D’Acampo recipe your whole family will love! With three children of his own it is perhaps no surprise that so many of Gino’s recipes are perfect for the hustle and bustle of a busy home. As well as regularly appearing on This Morning to share his culinary skills and the odd cheeky joke or two, Gino has also had several TV shows of his own including most recently Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape which aired in November 2018 on ITV. He also won over much of the nation back in 2009 when he was crowned winner of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Gino has several best-selling cookbooks out including Gino’s Pasta, Home Baking and Gino’s Italian Escape. At the heart of all of his recipes is the belief that good ingredients can speak for themselves. On his website Gino explains: ‘My grandfather said that a good recipe doesn’t need lots and lots of ingredients because if the ingredients are top quality and full of flavour, why would you want to cover up or change their taste