Pasta Carbonara
This is a very quick and easy pasta recipe to throw together and it tastes wonderful. I love the fact that this uses thicker pasta noodles rather than spaghetti, which my family prefer. This particular recipe is one that I tagged for a recipe swap game, I am involved in this month. I made the recipe as stated, apart from adding some garlic to the mushrooms when cooking and just using regular deli sliced ham, I also added more Parmesan cheese as we absolutely love our cheese. All in all it makes for a great after work fast meal that is filling, tastes great and is budget friendly. To read more reviews of this recipe or to view more photos please click here.


16 Ounces tagliatelle pasta noodles, fresh, if possible
1 Tablespoon olive oil
8 Ounces ham, cut into 1-inch sticks (I used regular sliced deli ham)
2 Cloves garlic, crushed (my addition)
4 Ounces button mushrooms, sliced
4 Eggs, lightly beaten
5 Tablespoons light cream (I added a little more than this)
Salt and pepper to tastO
2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese, finely grated (I added more cheese than this)


1. Cook pasta in pan of boiling salted water, with a little oil added, 6-8 minutes or until al dente.

2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in frying pan & fry ham 3-4 minutes, then add mushrooms & fry another 3-4 minutes. (I cooked the garlic in with the mushrooms) Turn off heat & set aside, reserved.

3. In a bowl, lightly beat eggs & cream together & season well with salt & pepper.

4. When pasta is cooked, drain it well & return to pan, then add ham, mushrooms & any pan juices ~ Stri into pasta.

5. Pour in eggs, cream & half the Parmesan cheese. Stir well, & as you do this, the eggs will cook in the heat of the pasta.

Pile on warmed serving plates, sprinkle with remaining Parmesan & enjoy!

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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