Who has time to cook? Well, I have time to cook but there are times when I receive surprise visitors and I find that having prepared sauces are useful. One of my favorite dish is Carbonara and I usually prepare it from scratch like my Spaghetti Carbonara and Carbonara in an instant. Good thing I discovered Clara Ole wide array of convenient food solutions to help me whip up a healthy and delicious meal without taking up much time and space in the kitchen. I tried out the Carbonara pasta sauce and it was a hit. Now you can whip up a classic Carbonara in half the time but with all the goodness of comfort done from scratch. Just mix with ham, tuna, mushrooms, peas or broccoli. I used tuna for this recipe and red bell pepper since those were the only ingredients at hand . It is just as tasty. Here is the recipe.
Tuna flakes, 200 grams
What you need:
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup minced onions
150 grams diced chicken breast ( I used tuna flakes in can at 184 grams)
1 Tbsp chopped green bell pepper
1 Tbsp chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chicken stock or water
3 Tbsp grated cheese
1 pouch Clara Ole Carbonara Pasta sauce , 200 grams
200 grans uncooked pasta of your choice (cook according to package instructions)
How to prepare
1. Saute onions in butter. Add Chicken (I added tuna) and cook over medium heat.
2. Add bell pepper and cooked for a minute.
3. Mix in stock (or water), cheese and Clara Ole Pasta sauce.
4. Cook until heated through.
5. Pour over pasta and serve immediately.
Serves 4 persons
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The Real Carbonara Spaghetti is not really creamy. The noodles are coated in eggs and cheese. There is another way to cook Spaghetti Carbonara using processed foods at the grocery. This is really handy when you suddenly have guests that arrive or you are a beginner in cooking. The canned goods comprise of canned mushroom soup, cream, ham, bacon and fetuccine noodles. You are also assured that the taste will come out a best seller. Try this next time when you have surprise guests. Here is the creamy carbonara recipe:
2 cans Creamed of Mushroom Soup (preferably Campbell)
250 ml All Purpose Cream (Nestle)
200 grams sweet ham, in small squares
200 grams bacon, shredded
Spinach Fettucine (400 grams noodles are green and I like the contrast of the white creamy carbonara sauce against the green noodles)
1 head garlic
a dash of nutmeg
a dash of pepper
1/2 cup parmesan cheese for topping
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I normally cook Creamy Carbonara but here is a recipe for those that can’t stand creamy pasta sauce. Here is the traditional Spaghetti Carbonara recipe which tastes just as heavenly as creamy carbonara.
1. Add spaghetti noodles to salted boiling water, bring water back to a boil.
2. Cook spaghetti until Al Dent (barely tender) about 6-8 minutes (Tasting is the only way to test doneness. Never overcook pasta)
3. Add oil during the last 2 minutes. To keep spaghetti from sticking together wen it is drained.
4. Drain but leave hot, ready to use.