29 Aug 2013

Super Easy 3 Ingredient Spaghetti Carbonara









One of my favourite meals to have at home is spaghetti carbonara; it combines pasta, cheese and bacon so it's basically food heaven... In our house we have a super simple, very quick recipe for carbonara and it always turns out to be delicious!

Ingredients:
200g garlic & herb cream cheese (we use low fat)
300g bacon lardons
75g of spaghetti per person (I made this for four people, two of which have insanely large portion sizes so I used about 400g)

This recipe is pretty much just three basic steps. Step 1 is putting your spaghetti on to boil, so that it cooks while you make the sauce making the preparation on the whole a lot quicker! Step 2 - fry the lardons in a large pan until they are cooked, then add the cream cheese and stir it in until it's all melted. Step 3 - once your spaghetti is ready, drain it then add to the pan with the cheese & bacon. Mix it all in and you're good to go!

If you find your sauce is ready before the spaghetti is I would leave it on a low heat and stir occasionally to stop it going too thick and clumpy. If this does happen, however, it is easily fixed by stirring it like mad on a higher heat! You may also want to add salt or pepper to taste however I don't like my food too salty so this was perfect for me.

I was just having a nosey on the Tesco website to see how much the cream cheese was (exciting life) and discovered that you can actually get a Tesco Value version for a measly 60p! So I'm feeling quite happy with myself knowing that I could easily make this meal when I'm a skinto student as it could quite easily feed four (possibly five) for around a fiver! Bargain.

What's your favourite home cooked meal? I'm trying to improve my cooking skills at the moment as I'll soon be *gasp* independent so I'll try and post some of my more successful adventures in the kitchen on here for you all to see!
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6 comments

  1. I love spaghetti carbonara! I'm really into cooking now but before I went to uni I'd never really done any so meals like this and stir-fries were my go-to dinners! xx

    www.justlikeheavenblog.com

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  2. This looks delicious Charlotte! I'm so annoyed at myself for always buying premade sauces so I'll definitely be giving this a go! :)

    Alana Gets Healthy

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  3. great post! follow each other on gfc? :)

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  4. OMG, I can't believe how easy this is and it looks delicious! I'm hungry now. LOL Thanks so much for sharing! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  5. oh wow! This is great. So simple and it will be great for me to do when I'm at uni :)
    oohlalaafashion

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  6. This sounds delicious~ So far I've been really lazy with cooking at college, but I suppose you could make a massive batch of this and then save it up for leftovers. Leftovers are a college student's best friend!

    gingifer.blogspot.com

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