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!

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!


  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


  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

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


  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


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

  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!



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