Main Meal/ Non Thermomix

Easy Carbonara Pasta Sauce (Non Thermomix Recipe)

This is another pasta sauce I’ve been making for many years and is a favourite with my immediate and extended family, so I make it for most family events as it is great for a side dish. It is also great to make for weekday dinners with leftovers for lunch/dinner the next day! This is super quick and easy and is one of those recipes I make if I can’t think what else to make as it is always delicious!
I always have bacon in the freezer, so I usually put anywhere from 250 to 500 grams in this recipe (depending on how meaty I feel like having it) – I chose 300 grams for the recipe below. You could also add chicken and fry it with the bacon, or even add leftover roast chicken to bulk it up.
I usually use penne or fettucine pasta’s with this (depends what I feel like or what I have in the pantry!)
I make this in the frying pan (instead of Thermomix) as I loved bacon when it’s fried and charred/smokey and it brings a depth of flavours with the garlic and onion – mmmmmm!!
Easy Carbonara Pasta Sauce Ingredients
Easy Carbonara Pasta Sauce simmering
Serve with any type of pasta and top with parmesan cheese
This sauce is perfect for 1 x standard 500gm packet of pasta. I made this to go with a (3 – 4 serving) batch of homemade penne pasta in my new Philips Pasta machine – soooo delicious!!!

Easy Carbonara Pasta Sauce (Non Thermomix Recipe)

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Rice Bran Oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 x brown onion (diced)
  • Approx. 300 grams short cut bacon (cut into 1/2cm strips)
  • 1 x 600ml bottle thickened cream
  • 1 x handful of chopped fresh parsley or 1-2 teaspoons of dried parsley flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 x handful of shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

1

In a medium to large frying pan, heat the rice bran oil on high heat.

2

Add the minced garlic and fry till browned.

3

Add the diced onion and fry till browned.

4

Add the bacon strips and fry till browned/shrunken in size.

5

Add the thickened cream and turn to low heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 

6

Add the parsley, salt and pepper and simmer on low until ready to serve.

7

Cook and stir through pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

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