Spaghetti carbonara PP

    30 min

    Creamy spaghetti carbonara with a little help - made easy. The PP stands for Parmesan and peas! Wholewheat pasta makes it healthier, but you can use regular spaghetti if wished.


    London, England, UK
    3 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 300g wholewheat spaghetti
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 rashers bacon, cut into strips
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 250ml glass white wine
    • 100g frozen peas
    • 75ml milk
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 120g Philadelphia Light
    • 2 slices cooked ham, cut into squares
    • 3 stalks flat parsley, chopped
    • shavings of Parmesan to garnish

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions until al dente. Drain and pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil over and set aside.
    2. Fry the bacon pieces in a large pan, once cooked set aside.
    3. Add the remaining olive oil to a frying pan and cook onions for three minutes, then add the garlic and continue to fry until translucent and garlic softened.
    4. Add glass of white wine, turn down the heat to a simmer, then add frozen peas and the bacon into the pan.
    5. Mix the milk, egg and Philadelphia in a bowl then add to the pan and cook over a very low heat until the mixture has melted and combined. Add the ham squares and stir.
    6. Return the pasta to the pan, then using tongs mix through the mixture through covering each spaghetti strand, gently warming the pasta. Add parsley, salt and pepper (remember bacon and ham is salty).
    7. Sprinkle Parmesan over the serving dishes and serve.

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    quick and easy meal Thanks Sleath - you did make me smile and laugh - I am not a chef nor am I a photographer it would appear - but I like this one sorry you didn't  -  22 Jan 2013