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How to Cook Cheesy and Creamy Carbonara

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Learn how to cook cheesy and creamy carbonara

Learn how to cook cheesy and creamy carbonara

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. Traditionally, the recipe calls for adding a fresh egg to the sauce, but it's also possible to substitute cream for the egg. In this recipe, I am using a local brand of creamy sauce called Angel KremQueso. Angel is a popular brand of milk-based products in the Philippines.

Ingredients for cheesy and creamy carbonara

Ingredients for cheesy and creamy carbonara

Ingredients

  • 250 grams spaghetti, uncooked
  • 270 ml Angel KremQueso, canned
  • 1/2 cup bacon, cubed
  • 1/4 cup button mushroom, sliced
  • 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
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For Cooking:

  • pot
  • strainer
  • bowl
  • tongs
  • pan

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instruction. Set aside.
  2. Saute the onion, bacon, and mushroom in a pan.
  3. Add the Angel KremQueso sauce. Cook until it has thickened slightly.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce.
  6. Garnish with bacon and serve while still hot.

Cheesy and Creamy Carbonara Step-by-Step Procedure

Tips and Techniques

  • If you don't have access to Angel KremQueso, you can substitute regular all-purpose cream and grated cheese.
  • Use any meat alternatives aside from bacon.
  • Caramelizing the onions make gives them a sweeter flavor.
  • As a rule of thumb, use white pepper when making a white sauce, and black pepper when making a brown sauce.
  • Top with Parmesan cheese for an extra cheesy flavor.
  • Best served with garlic bread on the side.
Creamy carbonara, ready to serve

Creamy carbonara, ready to serve

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