Friday, 29 January 2016

Creamy bacon and mushroom spaghetti carbonara ( Slimming World friendly )

This recipe is super quick and delicious, You only need a few ingredients to make this but just need to remember one important point ... keep a cup of pasta water!

(Not a mug just a cup if you only have a mug then it's about half a mug)

Sounds odd I know but it is what makes the sauce so creamy and smooth. I now keep a empty cup in the colander so I remember before I drain the pasta to keep a cup of the pasta water.

This takes only a few minutes but gives you a creamy luscious sauce with no syns :)

Creamy bacon and mushroom carbonara

1 pack (200g) smoked bacon medallions (cut into strips)
100g mushrooms (sliced)
1 tub quark
2 large eggs
1 pack dried spaghetti
low calorie spray oil
salt and pepper

Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water as instructions on pack and while this is cooking take a  frying pan sprayed with oil and fry the bacon and mushrooms together until cooked through.

Place the quark and eggs into a large jug and whisk together thoroughly (takes a little time but it does become smooth after a few minutes). Add 1 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp salt and whisk again.

Once cooked , Drain the spaghetti in a colander  ( PLEASE  remember to keep back a cup of the water the pasta was cooked in). Place the drained spaghetti back in the saucepan and add everything else in, The egg mixture, the cupful of pasta water and the bacon and mushrooms and mix everything together really well for a few minutes.

Serves 4 and is syn free :)


  1. Looks lush Vicki - bought quark under the other day to make quiche but don't fancy it so will give this a go instead.x

  2. Hope you enjoy it went down well with my family :)

  3. Hi, do you have a Facebook page please,would love some new slimming world friendly recipes , thanks.

  4. Hi, do you have a Facebook page please,would love some new slimming world friendly recipes , thanks.

    1. Hi, No I don't just the blog you can follow my blog by signing up on the right hand side, Thanks Vicki xx

  5. could I make the sauce and save it in a tub for my daughter to use later? I'm trying to put things (instead of ready made shop bought pasta sauces!)

    1. I dont think it would keep once cooked through but the quark and eggs mixture I think would keep for a couple of days in the fridge.

  6. I'm only making this for 2 people seems alot of pasta x