Ultimate Creamy Carbonara

I made an on the spot low syn carbonara tonight (as long as you use the cheese and milk for your healthy extras as I haven’t worked out the syns but i should imagine its around 4 syns!) and it was the best carbonara i ever had, forget that crappy stuff from a jar or the stuff in Frankie and benny’s this was amazing!

Serves 4-6

8 rashers smoked bacon medallions or smoked ham (about 300g worth)

250g Sliced chestnut mushrooms

salt and pepper

1 large egg

1 tsp cornflour

50g parmesan

200ml skimmed milk

500g pasta (i like linguine or spaghetti but anything works fine!)

  1. In a large pot, bring water to the boil with a generous pinch of salt.
  2. meanwhile chop up the bacon/ham and cook over a high heat in a large frying pan.
  3. while the bacon is doing its thing add the egg, cornflour, cheese, milk and a generous pinch of black pepper and small pinch of salt to a processor and blend (if using grated cheese just whisk in a jug)
  4. Add the mushrooms to the bacon and stir fry until the mushrooms start to colour.
  5. When the pasta is nearly cooked use tongs or a pasta scoop to transfer the pasta straight into the pan with the bacon and mushrooms, stir and coat the pasta in the bacon and mushroom goodness.
  6. turn down the heat and add the sauce and stir to coat the pasta and cook out the cornflour and egg (this should take 5 minutes over a low heat to thicken, coat the pasta and become a smooth sauce).

I hope you guys give this a try.

Love Emily x



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