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Pasta Carbonara

There are 3 slices of home made bread per person allowed for this meal. If this is too much, keep the extra aside for another time. I keep my bread in the freezer, so it’s always fresh. Separate it with pieces of cereal box inner, greaseproof paper etc

 

 

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pasta carbonara

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course:
Dinner
Cuisine:
Italian
budget meals
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Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Cost per portion 26p
Calories: 961.96kcal
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Ingredients

  • 90 g cheddar cheese
  • 10 g grana padano
  • 100 g bacon cooking bacon
  • 400 g pasta
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

To Serve

  • 12 slices home made bread from your baking this week

Instructions

  • Cook pasta until al dente.
  • Whilst it boils fry tiny pieces of bacon in 50ml oil.
  • Drain the pasta, reserving 100ml of the cooking water. Add the water back to the bacon pan, stirring to dissolve all the bacon juices.
  • Add the pasta to this, and then the cheese and garlic. Stir until all the penne is coated with cheesy bacony sauce.
  • Serve with 3 slices homemade bread each, to mop up the juices.

Notes

 
 
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
pasta carbonara
Amount per Serving
Calories
961.96
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
32.81
g
50
%
Saturated Fat
 
18.95
g
118
%
Cholesterol
 
41.83
mg
14
%
Sodium
 
702.72
mg
31
%
Potassium
 
303.5
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
132.9
g
44
%
Fiber
 
5.49
g
23
%
Sugar
 
3.03
g
3
%
Protein
 
31.82
g
64
%
Vitamin A
 
244.97
IU
5
%
Calcium
 
224.07
mg
22
%
Iron
 
5.05
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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