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Spaghetti carbonara

10
9
9
SmartPoints value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
This dish is a favourite classic all over the world for a reason. Whip it up and you’ll see why.

Ingredients

pasta

200 g, spaghetti

olive oil

1 tbs

mushrooms

200 g, button variety, sliced

shortcut bacon

112 g, (Buy 125g) fat trimmed, thinly sliced

garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

green shallot(s)

4 individual, thinly sliced

egg(s)

3 medium

light cooking cream

¼ cup(s), (60ml)

grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), (20g)

fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tbs, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling salted water following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain well and return to pan.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook mushrooms and bacon, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until golden. Add garlic and shallots and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Whisk eggs, cream and parmesan in a small jug. Add spaghetti to mushroom mixture in pan and toss to combine. Remove from heat and stir through egg mixture and parsley. Stir thoroughly for 1–2 minutes until spaghetti is coated and a smooth sauce forms. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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