This carbonara recipe I came up with was so easy to make and using a lot of basic ingredients I figured it deserved a post.
I’ve not posted for a while, I’ve been making lots of yummy food (which you can see over on Instagram), but concentrating on my pregnancy too. I decided to change my name on Instagram, I’m still keeping this website for food and I’ll definitely still be posting foodie pics – I just figured that soon I might not have so much time to cook and take pictures all the time and there will definitely be a shift in my priorities. I’m still undecided how much I will show of the baby on social media, part of me wants to keep her hidden,but part of me knows full well I’ll want to show her off to the world!
Send or tag me in your pics if you end up making this recipe or your own version!
Yummy versatile carbonara!
Approx 20 mins to prep and cook
Serves 2 with leftovers but you can adjust to make it for more!
Easy to make if you’re veggie too... might have to be a bit more inventive if you’re vegan though!
Your choice of pasta – I used tagliatelle
Tablespoon of coconut oil
4 rashers of bacon
Half a tub of soft cheese
A good handful of grated Parmesan
3 garlic cloves
A handful of mint, parsley and basil
First add the coconut oil to a pan and melt on a medium heat.
Bring water to boil and cook your pasta according to instructions.
Add the mushrooms to the oil and leave to cook for 5 mins while you prep the herbs.
Put the parsley, mint and basil into a blender with the garlic and a nice helping of Parmesan.
Chop up the bacon in to small pieces and add to the mushrooms in the pan. (Leave this bit out if you’re veggie)
Dollop in that soft cheese to the cooked bacon/mushroom mix and spoon in your garlic herby mix – give it some seasoning and a good stir!
I add a bit more Parmesan at this stage but it depends how cheesey you like it!
Let this cook until the sauce becomes nice and thick. Drain the pasta and put it back in the pan, then pour in your cheesy mix and coat the pasta – stirring it all up until it’s all mixed in.
Would go nicely with some garlic bread if you don’t care about garlic breath like me! (Or some broccoli if you need some greens)
This carbonara recipe is so versatile, make it your own by adding more veggies or using less cheese. You could be extra naughty and add some cream to the mix and making it super yummy!