Quick Spaghetti Carbonara

Filipino Style Recipe: A quick spaghetti carbonara is an easy and quick pasta dish that only takes 20 minutes or less. It is usually consist of pasta and a creamy white sauce topped with ham, mushrooms, olives, bell pepper and Parmesan cheese.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-20 minutes.
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
200 grams spaghetti pasta
3/4 cup full cream milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 gloves garlic, minced
1 small-sized onion, minced
100 grams sweet ham, diced
1/2 cup olives, sliced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup button mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion then add ham and cook for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add mushrooms, olives and bell pepper then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add pasta, milk and Parmesan cheese then simmer 3 minutes or until beginning to thicken.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Transfer to serving plate then top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Creamy Carbonara Recipe

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Filipino style creamy carbonara recipe is another simple pasta dish. It is usually consist of pasta and a creamy white sauce topped with ham and bacon.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-30 minutes.
Good for 4-6 person.

Ingredients:
500 grams Fettucine noodles(or any desired pasta)
1 can evaporated milk
250 ml all purpose cream
1 can creamed of mushroom soup
200 grams sweet ham
200 grams bacon
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
250 grams grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon parsley, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
2. Fry the bacon but not too crispy. drain and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
3. Fry the ham, drain and cut into small square pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
4. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion. Add 3/4 of fried bacon and ham.
5. Add evaporated milk and creamed mushroom soup.
6. Add the all purpose cream and grated parmesan cheese. Stir and bring to boil.
7. Season with ground pepper.
8. Add more evaporated milk or a cup of water if the sauce is too creamy or salty.
9. Simmer until beginning to thicken. Remove from heat.
10. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, top with grated Parmesan cheese together with the remaining bacon and ham bits and chopped parsley.
11. Serve with garlic bread. Enjoy

Notes:
1. For additional ingredients, you may add 250 grams of mushrooms and a can of tuna saute together with bacon and ham.

Spinach Fettuccine Carbonara

Filipino Style Recipe: Spinach Fettuccine Carbonara is an easy and simple pasta dish. It is usually consist of pasta and a creamy white sauce topped with ham, bacon and grated cheese. This is similar to other carbonara but we used spinach fettuccine pasta to have a healthier version.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-30 minutes.
Good for 4-6 person.

Ingredients:
500 grams Spinach Fettuccine (or any desired pasta)
1 can Creamed of Mushroom Soup
250 ml All Purpose Cream
1 can Evaporated Milk
200 grams sweet ham
200 grams bacon
1 head garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
250 grams grated Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Fry the bacon but not too crispy. drain and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
2. Fry the ham, drain and cut into small square pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion. Add 3/4 of fried bacon and ham.
2. Add evaporated milk and creamed mushroom soup then stir.
3. Add all purpose cream, ground pepper and grated cheese. Stir until well blended.(Add milk or water if the sauce is too creamy or salty)
4. Simmer until beginning to thicken then remove from heat.
5. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, pour the sauce on top then sprinkle with grated cheese. Add the remaining bacon and ham bits.
6. Serve with garlic bread. Enjoy

Notes:
1. For additional ingredients, you may add 250 grams of mushrooms and a can of tuna saute together with bacon and ham.

(thanks Ms.Rochelle for sharing)