Carbonara is a popular Italian pasta dish made with eggs, cheese, bacon, and black pepper. Spaghetti is usually used as the pasta; however, fettuccine noodles can also be used. The original carbonara (Italian traditional style) is not really cooked with cream, but as it was adopted and cooked by different nationalities, there grow a lot of variations in cooking it. Well, variations are only seen on the additional ingredients used, like veggies (you can also add one if you want, but be sure it complements well with the other ingredients). Pasta, here as the main ingredient, is known to have many health benefits. Did you know that in Western countries, they don’t eat much of rice? Yes, because they just depend on pasta and breads. So obviously, pasta here is a good source of carbohydrates.
What’s more interesting is that, even though you take loads of this, you won’t get obese. Another healthy ingredient is the cheese which on the other hand is a good source of protein since it came from milk. So as you see, this carbonara is really a dish that completes your diet table plus the garlic bread which is also nutritious. So, this is it! Review and carry out all the said instructions below and make a good carbonara! Enjoy!
- 500 grams Fettucine noodles(or any desired pasta)
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 250 ml all purpose cream
- 1 can creamed of mushroom soup
- 200 grams sweet ham
- 200 grams bacon
- 1 head garlic, minced
- 1 onion, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 250 grams grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoon parsley, chopped(optional)
- In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.
- Fry the bacon but not too crispy. drain and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
- Fry the ham, drain and cut into small square pieces. Set aside.
- In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion. Add ¾ of fried bacon and ham.
- Add evaporated milk and creamed mushroom soup.
- Add the all purpose cream and grated parmesan cheese. Stir and bring to boil.
- Season with ground pepper.
- Add more evaporated milk or a cup of water if the sauce is too creamy or salty.
- Simmer until beginning to thicken. Remove from heat.
- Prepare pasta on pasta tray, top with grated Parmesan cheese together with the remaining bacon and ham bits and chopped parsley.
- Serve with garlic bread. Enjoy
- For additional ingredients, you may add 250 grams of mushrooms and a can of tuna saute together with bacon and ham.