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Make: Easy, Cheesy Carbonara

Wonderfully cheesy and filled with crisp tasty bacon pieces, what’s not to love about this simple pasta recipe? If you love cheese and bacon then carbonara’s a must-try meal for you. This is one of my favourite pasta dishes!

In the colder weather carbonara is definitely my go-to meal when I’ve had a really bad day. It’s easy and simple to make with plenty of room for inventive extras. You could add mushrooms like they do in Italian restaurants or add other vegetables. I personally enjoy adding some spinach to the meal occasionally. If you love cheese then I am sure you will enjoy this carbonara recipe. Read on to find out how to make it!

You can use any soft cheese in this dish but I personally prefer using Brie. Brie made from goat’s cheese is a tasty variation for those who can not have cow’s milk. The type of pasta used does not matter too much, I prefer it with tagliatelle or spaghetti personally. You can swap the bacon with mushrooms for a vegetarian friendly variety.

So, here’s how to make Carbonara:

Servings: 2

Time: Approx. 40 minutes


Ingredients

  • 6 rashers of bacon
  • 1 egg
  • Soft cheese such as Brie or Camembert
  • 150g pasta
  • Salt

Method

  • Cut the bacon into pieces, dice the cheese and boil water for the pasta.
  • Put pasta in a saucepan with the water and a pinch of salt.
  • Sauté the bacon.
  • Drain some of the oil out the pan and place it back on the hob.
  • Lower the heat slightly and add the cheese, making sure to stir it until completely melted.
  • When pasta is ready drain and pour the cheesy bacon mixture into the pan.
  • Put the pan back on the ring.
  • Break the egg into the pan and stir quickly for 3 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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