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Cheats Carbonara


A quick and easy dinner

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  • 150g dried pasta
  • 200g mushrooms
  • 4 rashers of smoked bacon
  • ½ onion
  • 100g soft cheese
  • 20g grated smoked cheddar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper


servings 2
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Boil the pasta following the packets instructions, drain and place to one side.

Step 2

Finely chop the onion, garlic and bacon, and fry until translucent (no extra oil is needed as the bacon provides the fat).

Step 3

Add the Italian herbs.

Step 4

Slice the mushrooms and add, place the lid on the saucepan and allow to simmer on a low heat for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Add the soft cheese, smoked cheddar and cracked black pepper, and stir until thoroughly mixed.

Step 6

Add the pasta to the sauce, mix and serve.

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