What We Eat Wednesday – Carbonara

Yep I have changed things up and decided Wednesday will be when I share recipes with you and today it is our go to Carbonara recipe, it is my Eldest daughter’s favourite and she has been home for the Easter holidays from College so it has been in the menu planning rotation.

Our go to Carbonara

Feeds 4


Half a pack of bacon or 6 slices chopped- my lot love smoked bacon but you are suppose to use Pancetta
Onion – peeled and finely chopped
Mushrooms ( 5- 6 )  –  Chopped
2 cloves of Garlic
2 eggs- beaten
Olive Oil
Pasta  (enough for 4 people) We use wholemeal pasta usually
Parmigiana-Reggiano Cheese – ( Supervalu do I lovely one for €2.99) 


The How To  

1. Put a pot of water on for your Pasta and cook it until al Dente – save a couple of tablespoons of the Pasta water.

Skillet cooking

2. In a skillet pan fry your bacon and onion until bacon is getting crispy then add mushrooms and garlic.

3. In a separate bowl beat the eggs * and add Grated Cheese about 75- 100 g

  *TIP If you use eggs that are frozen and defrosted it is suppose to help the sauce not to scramble
4. Add the pasta to the bacon in the pan and take off the heat – add the Egg and cheese and the pasta water and mix then mix quickly with the pasta so not to scramble the eggs. You can use a tongs to toss the pasta in the sauce which should thicken is things have gone well.

5. Serve with shavings of Parmigiana-Reggiano and basil leaves to garnish and a nice garlic bread or a Green salad.


Enjoy ! What is your go to recipe feel free to comment below I love to hear from people ?


7 thoughts on “What We Eat Wednesday – Carbonara

  1. Erlene A says:

    This looks wonderful. We eat some sort of pasta at least once weekly and this would be a great recipe to try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday Linky Party.


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