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Speedy linguine carbonara

Points® value
Total Time
20 min
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20 min
A simple family meal made with everyday ingredients


Premium ham

100 g

White pasta, dry

250 g, use spaghetti or linguine

Spring Onions

8 medium


150 g

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)


1 clove(s), peeled and halved

Low Fat Soft Cheese

200 g

Egg, whole, raw

1 large, raw

Skimmed Milk

150 ml

Parmesan Cheese

15 g, finely grated

Parsley, fresh

6 sprig(s), fresh


  1. Put the spaghetti or linguine in a a saucepan and cover with plenty of boiling water. Cok for 8-10 mins until just tender, or according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice the spring onions and mushrooms. Spray a frying pan with the cooking spray and add the spring onion and mushrooms with the garlic. Cook gently for 5 mins, then discard the garlic clove.
  3. Beat the soft cheese and egg together in a mixing bowl, then add the skimmed milk and half the parmesan. Snip in parsley and season with black pepper.
  4. Reserve 2 tbsp of the cooking liquid, then drain the pasta in a colander. Return the pasta to the pan with the cooking liquid. Stir in the egg mixture, then add the spring onions and mushrooms and snip in the ham.
  5. Heat gently for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until the egg mixture has cooked and thickened. Serve between 4 plates sprinkled with the remaining Parmesan