Fettucini Carbonara

A mid-week pasta dish is a winner for the whole family.  Easy for the cook to prepare and delicious for the family to eat.  Dishes like this use staples we are all likely to have in the fridge and pantry.  I know I always have a pack of bacon in the fridge.  You can also add some cooked chicken to this dish to up the protein count and keep everyone nice and full.

Ingredients:

  • 500g Fettucini pasta
  • 250g Low Nitrate Bacon, thinly sliced
  • 300g mushrooms, sliced
  • 120g spring onions
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 360ml coconut milk
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup cornflour
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Cook pasta according to instructions.
  2. If adding chicken breast to your dish, heat some oil in your frypan and cook in batches.  Otherwise proceed to Step 2.
  3. Heat 1 tsp oil in a fryan and add bacon and cook until crispy.
  4. Add mushrooms, spring onions and garlic and sauté until onions are soft. Set aside.
  5. Mix ¾ cup of Parmesan with the coconut milk in a jug.
  6. Drain pasta once cooked and return to saucepan. Add beaten eggs and mix. Add coconut milk mixture and stir gently until all combined.
  7. Sprinkle cornflour over pasta and stir over low heat until it starts to thicken. Add in bacon mixture and spinach and stir gently.
  8. Serve with remaining Parmesan with spring onions sprinkled on top.
About Michele Lyons
Michele Lyons spent 25 years working in the corporate environment with 10 years as an Executive Assistant at a senior level. A couple of years ago Michele decided to forgo the long hours in the city to work closer to home and spend more time with her two teenage boys. Michele started working with us at the Farmers Markets and her excellent organisation skills meant she quickly moved into the office. Since Michele joined The Free Range Butcher her role has expanded to include all things administration, recipe testing, inspirational ideas, marketing, communications and all round keeping the team organised and on track. As long as Michele’s has had her morning coffee you can ask her anything!

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