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)

Print Recipe


  • 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



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


Add the minced garlic and fry till browned.


Add the diced onion and fry till browned.


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


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


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


Cook and stir through pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

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