How to Cook Cheesy and Creamy Carbonara

Updated on August 1, 2019
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how to cook cheesy and creamy carbonara
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Carbonara is a popular Italian pasta dish typically made with egg, hard cheese, cured meat, and pasta. Other variations may include vegetables such as mushrooms. Use cream as an alternative ingredient to replace the raw egg. This is the best option for those who aren't comfortable to add a fresh egg as part of their carbonara sauce. In this recipe, I am using a local brand of creamy sauce called Angel KremQueso. Angel is a popular brand of milk-based product in the Philippines. Follow the recipe below to enjoy this cheesy and creamy carbonara recipe.

carbonara sauce
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Ingredients

  • 250 grams spaghetti pasta, uncooked
  • 270 ml Angel KremQueso, canned
  • 1/2 cup bacon, cubed
  • 1/4 cup button mushroom, slices
  • 1/8 cup onion, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • cooking oil

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 3 medium bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • strainer
  • bowl
  • tongs
  • pan

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to packaging instruction. Set aside.
  2. Saute onion, bacon, and mushroom in a pan.
  3. Once done, add the Angel KremQueso sauce. Cook until a little bit thickened.
  4. Season it with salt and pepper.
  5. Add pasta to sauce.
  6. Serve while still hot.

Cheesy and Creamy Carbonara Step-by-Step Procedure

Tips and Techniques

  1. Replace KremQueso with regular cream and cheese.
  2. Use any meat alternatives aside from bacon.
  3. Caramelizing onions make it taste sweeter.
  4. As a rule of thumb, use white pepper in making a white sauce, and black pepper in making a brown sauce.
  5. Top with parmesan to give extra cheesy flavor.
  6. Best served with garlic bread on the side.

creamy carbonara recipe
creamy carbonara recipe | Source

Questions & Answers

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        4 months ago from California

        Have time to try it. You will surely enjoy this pasta recipe!

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        Muhammad Abdullah 

        4 months ago

        Oh wow ! I'm so hooked on this, maybe I'll try it ...

        Great article ...

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        4 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, Noted, and thanks.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        4 months ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        You are right. It's the simplest way to treat yourself with a restaurant quality dish!

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        Dred Cuan 

        4 months ago from California

        Hello Farrah,

        For sure you will, especially if you enjoy eating pasta with white sauce.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        4 months ago from California

        Hi Louise,

        I hope you will enjoy the finished product of the recipe.

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        4 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, all, Dred Cuam cooks well and shares are best. Thank you.

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        Liz Westwood 

        4 months ago from UK

        This looks like a tasty meal and reasonably easy to make. Pasta is so versatile.

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        Farrah Young 

        4 months ago from Nigeria

        I am a light eater and this recipe should work just fine for me.

        Great writeup.

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        Louise Powles 

        4 months ago from Norfolk, England

        Thankyou for the recipe. I shall make a note of this recipe,as I love this. =)

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