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Published by Nicola

the best one yet and so quick!



  • Tagliatelle pasta
  • 2 leeks
  • 3-4 rashers of bacon
  • 300g tub of Philadelphia cheese (other soft cheeses are available!)
  • Double cream
  • Salt


Boil a pot of water with some salt and about a tblsp of olive oil. Add tagliatelle and cook as normal.

Cut bacon up into small pieces (can literally be torn up using hands) Buy lean bacon if you can or make sure you take off extra fat.

Fry the bacon in the bottom of a small pot (with some olive oil if you wish) until almost cooked then add sliced leeks.

When leeks are soft, add all of the soft cheese, stir in and add some double cream until you reach desired consistency. Salt to taste.

When your sauce is ready, add to drained pasta and serve. My friends love this and 4 people can eat for under a fiver!


  • jacob 8 years ago

    I use single cream and stir in grated cheese and add salt and pepper.

  • me 8 years ago

    i thought carbonara always had double cream in

  • Pasta Expert 8 years ago

    Double cream?!?!?!?!? I didn't realise pasta could be a dessert too... Where is your seasoning? This won't taste anything like Carbonara. Waste of time. Waste of energy. Waste if resources. Waste of LIFE.

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