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Low fat Carbonara with bacon and mushrooms

By claire12071975 (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4
Low fat alternative to buying a sauce


  • 150g lower-fat soft cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 150ml 1% fat milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • Ground black pepper
  • 300g tagliatelle or pasta
  • bacon lean
  • mushrooms


  • STEP 1
    Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the tagliatelle or pasta
  • STEP 2
    Meanwhile, heat the oil in wo or frying an. . Add the bacon and mushrooms until cooked five to ten minutes depending on how you want the bacon. Remove from the heat.
  • STEP 3
    Beat together the soft cheese and egg in a mixing bowl, then stir in the bacon and mushrooms. Add the milk, half the cheese and the parsley (if using). Season with some pepper.
  • STEP 4
    Drain the pasta, then return it to the saucepan. Add the egg mixture and heat gently for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture cooks and thickens. Serve, sprinkled with the remaining cheese.
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