Friday 19 October 2012

Colourful Carbonara

I'm back with another low fat, easy recipe for you...carbonara.

You will need:
11oz dried pasta, 6oz smoked back bacon, 2 garlic cloves, 1 green chilli, 3.5oz closed cup mushrooms, 7oz frozen peas (defrosted), 2 medium tomatoes (I left these out because Maddie doesn't like them), 3 large eggs, 3.5oz quark.
Roughly chop the bacon, finely chop the garlic, deseed and finely chop the chilli and slice the mushrooms.

Boil the pasta as per the packet instructions.  While that's doing dry fry the bacon for 3-4 minutes then add the garlic, chilli and mushrooms and cook for a further 3 minutes before adding the peas and tomatoes.
Separate the eggs and discard the whites.
Then combine the quark with the yolks.
Reserve some of the water from the pasta before draining it.  Put the pasta in with the bacon and vegetable mixture and give it a good stir.  Remove from the heat and add the egg and quark mixture, adding some of the reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce a little.
Then serve!

I always take any leftovers to work with me the next day and they always taste great.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, next week I have an super easy dessert to share.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx


humel said...

Yum :) I'm hungry now!! And I always love recipes that provide me with leftovers for lunch the next day...

Jane said...

I've saved all these posts ready to try out, this one looks yummy!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Ooh I like the look of this one Jo. I've not used Quark before. Like Mel I'm always happy if there are leftovers for the next day's lunch.
Fi xx

Sian said...

This looks much much nicer thean the jar of sauce I bought yesterday - it really wasn't too good at all!

Ali said...

Looks yummy. tfs :)

Lou said...

think i'll be coming back to these posts..they all look so nice!

Sarah said...

Looks yum!! Never heard of quark!! I'm another wo loves leftovers for next day lunch!! x