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Easy 'carbonara', flexible pasta sauce.


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Rate this recipe 4.1/5 (8 Votes)


  • Pasta / spaghetti
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Large pack of Philadelphia (original)
  • Milk
  • Herbs and seasoning
  • Ham/bacon/smoked salmon/salmon fillet/prawns
  • Brie or stilton (optional).


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Cook the pasta. Meanwhile, fry the onion and mushrooms in butter, then melt in the Philadelphia with enough milk to make the mixture runny.

Step 2

Add herbs and seasoning plus (ready cooked, where necessary) meat or fish. Simmer briefly (adding cheese if desired, which should melt into the mixture).

Step 3

Stir the pasta into the sauce and serve with veg/salad.


If lacking in time, Waitrose Essentials tomato and mascarpone pasta sauce is stunningly good, esp with seafood.

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