This version of an all-time favourite makes use of lower-fat dairy products and dry-cured ham instead of bacon to make a healthier dish with no compromise on flavour. To complete the meal, a salad suggestion is included as part of the recipe, but you can always make your favourite leafy accompaniment if you prefer.
Recipe by: Norma MacMillan
This is the comforting version of carbonara I grew up eating. Serve it piping hot tossed with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.
Recipe by: KMOMMYZ
Sounds unusual, it is, but the taste and texture from this lasagne is far from ordinary. Lasagne sheets are layered with mashed potatoes, cheese and bacon before being baked.
Recipe by: Seanna Chauvet
A delicious Italian anti-pasti inspired dish. Pasta is tossed with salami, pepperoni, Asiago cheese, Parmesan cheese, olives, peppers, tomatoes and herbs in a wonderful dressing.
Recipe by: Dayna
The perfect lasagne dish, which combines layers of a tomato-based sauce with sausage and beef mince, cheese and lasagne sheets. Serve with freshly baked garlic bread and salad.
Recipe by: Barb R
A deliciously filling Italian-inspired pasta dish. Bacon, mushrooms and Roquefort grace a creamy tomato sauce, which is served over farfalle pasta. Enjoy for lunch or dinner.
Recipe by: Venia
This lasagne is a little time consuming to make, but the results are worth it. Lasagne sheets are layered with a ragu and ricotta cheese mix, then topped with mozzarella, before being baked to perfection. Serve with a side salad or garlic bread, if desired.
Recipe by: MARCIL
This Italian pasta dish has the perfect combination of textures and flavours. Penne is tossed with smoked sausage, cannellini beans, baby plum tomatoes and goats cheese. The perfect summer dish that can be enjoyed all year round.
Recipe by: Squiddy
This is a super-easy pasta dish, which is perfect for the kids (and the kid in you). Spaghetti is tossed with cooked sausagemeat, tomatoes, black olives and Cheddar cheese.
Recipe by: FEELINGFROGGIE
Gorgeous, rich combination of meaty bacon, earthy onion and cheesy pasta in this full on, intensely flavoured pasta bake. Spicy, tangy, creamy and delicious. Note: Panko breadcrumbs are Japanese, available from specialist websites and some Asian supermarkets; using regular breadcrumbs in this recipe is fine and will work just as well.
Recipe by: lalala71