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Spaghetti Carbonara

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Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

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Serves 4

Spaghetti with bacon and mushrooms in cheese sauce

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  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 handful of mushrooms
  • 1 packet of bacon
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 pint of milk
  • 75g grated cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 500g spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 large saucepan
  • 1 small sauce pan
  • 1 wooden spoon


  1. Put some water in a large saucepan and put to boil.

  2. Chop onions, mushrooms and crush garlic. Then chop the bacon after to avoid cross contamination.

  3. Heat up oil and fry vegetables until onions are soft not brown. Add the bacon and fry till cooked.

  4. In small saucepan melt the butter on a low heat and blend in the flour.

  5. Slowly add the milk and blend in until smooth. Increase heat and stir constantly until milk heats up thickens.

  6. When the sauce has thickened add cheese and blend in as it melts.

  7. When cheese has melted add to the bacon and vegetables. Stir in and bring back to simmering point.

  8. Add the egg and stir until its cooked.

  9. Add the spaghetti to the boiling water 12 minutes before serving and cook to taste.

  10. When cooked drain the spaghetti and toss in the carbonara sauce until evenly coated.

  11. Add parmesan and pepper to taste once served.

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