If you’re looking to impress your dinner guests and without getting too technical, I have just the recipe for you it gives the taste of Italy and will get you and your guests taste buds flowing. Here is my recipe for Bacon Carbonara…


  • DSCF5727400g of Smoked British Bacon Lardons
  • 2x 2/3 Cups of Fresh Thickened Cream
  • 1X Cup of flat leafed Parsley
  • 1x cup of Chives
  • 2x Onions diced /Our 2x 200g packets of Diced Onions
  • 10x diced button mushrooms
  • 3x Diced Garlic Cloves
  • 500g Penne Pasta
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to season)
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • 1x Table spoon of olive Oil

How To Cook

  • Put the table-spoon of olive oil in the frying pan and place on a medium heat.
  • Add the diced onion, garlic and button mushrooms into the pan and allow to cook for around 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Add the bacon to the pan and continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes mixing the bacon with the diced onions, mushrooms and garlic.
  • Once the bacon is cooked add the cream followed by Parsley and chives, salt and pepper and grated parmesan and mix it all together.
  • Turn the heat down and allow to shimmer for 5 minutes or until the cream has thickened slightly.
  • Whilst doing that cook you pasta in boiling water until soft or for however long the packet suggests.
  • Drain the pasta and add to the carbonara sauce and stir through well.
  • Serve up adding  some more parmesan and parsley then enjoy.

Hope you enjoy this quick but impressive recipe you might wanna consider making some home-made cheesey garlic bread.


About The Author

LJ is the founder of Outside the Bubble UK, she will be releasing her first novel this year called 'The Secret Diary of a Hotel Entertainer', which is based on some of her experience as a hotel entertainer over the years. LJ has a passion for Travel and this year is preparing for her next big adventure, whilst also training for her first Triathlon

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