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Quick and Easy Carbonara Recipe

Updated on November 5, 2017
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Lea Chavez is a loving wife and mother and nurse-turned-blogger.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves 10-12
Pasta in Creamy White Sauce
Pasta in Creamy White Sauce


  • 1 kg fettuccine or spaghetti pasta, cooked
  • 500 ml all-purpose cream
  • 350 ml evaporated milk
  • 225 g butter, 3/4 bar
  • 400 g canned mushroom
  • 500 g sweet ham, sliced (bite-size)
  • 165 g cheese, grated
  • onion and garlic, for sauteeing
  • salt and pepper, for seasoning
  • cooking oil
  • bacon or tuna, optional
  • green herbs, optional


  1. Heat some oil in a pan, then add the butter. Tip: Putting in some oil first prevents butter from getting burnt.
  2. Cook the ham in oil/butter for around 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan with oil and butter, saute garlic and onion.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cooked ham, then saute everything together for another minute.
  5. Add the all-purpose cream and evaporated milk. Stir the sauce mixture until it looks well-blended.
  6. Put in half the grated cheese and cook the sauce for 3-5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and ground pepper.
  7. Remove the white sauce from heat and mix 3/4's of it with the cooked pasta. Then, pour the remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with grated cheese. Add some cooked bacon bits or tuna as desired. Garnish with some herbs.

© 2017 Lea Christine Chavez


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    • Bill Yovino profile image

      Bill Yovino 

      19 months ago

      Sounds great. I love carbonara.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      19 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      I love carbonara. Yummy!

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      19 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sounds delicious!


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