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Pasta Carbonara

Cowbridge Kitchen

Pasta Carbonara is probably the most iconic Italian pasta, it is made with cooked ham and often mushrooms. Tagliatelle pasta in a creamy hard Italian cheese sauce.

In this Carbonara recipe we are not following a traditional recipe, instead we have gone for a more convenient method, a method that will still give you that great Carbonara taste but with a much easier recipe to follow.

This dish is great served on it's own but I like to make some Cheesy Garlic Bread to go on the side.


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You can make this in as little as 15 minutes
5 mins Prep.
10 Cooking time.
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This is per 220g serving
Calories: 440g
Protein: 22g
Fat: 11g
Carbohydrates: 33g
Fiber: 1.1g
Sugar: 4g
Nutritional information Nutrition
This recipe is to serve 2 people Table for Two Servings
Tricky : You will need to have some cooking experience to make this dish Chefs hat Difficulty
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    How to make Pasta Carbonara

    Pasta Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish, originating from Rome. Pasta carbonara is the ultimate Italian fast food, perfect for a midweek meal.

    Traditionally Carbonnara is not made using cream, the sauce comes from the eggs and Parmesan cheese, but in this recipe I am using cream as I think this makes the dish easier to make for most people who are not expert Italian Chefs.

    Traditionally Carbonnara is not made using cream, the sauce comes from the eggs and Parmesan cheese, but in this recipe I am using cream as I think this makes the dish easier to make for most people who are not expert Italian Chefs. Try making this with some 'Homemade Pasta' for an even more authentic taste.


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    ingredients

    3 Balls of Tagliatelle
    25 gr Butter
    1 Onion
    10-12 Button Mushrooms
    3 Slices of Ham
    1 clove of Garlic or 1 tsp lazy garlic
    1tsp English Mustard
    50 ml White Wine
    100 - 150 ml Single cream
    8 - 10 Chives
    Olive oil

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Boil the Tagliatelle in a pan of salted water for 5 minutes until soft / cooked. Then drain and drizzle with olive oil.
    2. Dice the onion and mix with garlic and oil / set aside
    3. Slice the mushrooms and set aside
    4. Roll and slice the ham / set aside
    5. Finely chop the chives / set aside
    6. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the Onion/Garlic & oil mix - cook for 2 min
    7. Add the white wine and Flambé
    8. Add the mushrooms to the pan / cook for 2 mins
    9. Add the mustard and mix in
    10. Add the ham into the pan
    11. Then pour in the single cream and mix together / Cook for 5 Mins
    12. Add the cooked Tagliatelle to the sauce and mix it up a bit before serving.
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    Chefs Tips

    We have used Tagliatellé in this recipe, but you can use any type of long pasta.

    You could make your own Tagliatellé for this recipe, you will need a [Pasta Machine] for this.


    Substitutions
    Tagliatelle
    Spaghetti
    Ham
    Cooked Bacon