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Turkey Carbonara Recipe

Turkey Carbonara Serve

Turkey Carbonara

What do I do with this Turkey?

Got any Turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving or Christmas? This is the ideal recipe for using your leftovers. Don’t just let it rest with the Turkey though. If you have any leftover Chicken you could use that instead. I found this recipe only 8 years ago but it is a favorite. I love a good Carbonara and this is slightly different but excellent nonetheless!

Turkey Carbonara Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

30g unsalted butter
4 bacon rashes, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons pine nuts
4 eggs, beaten
300ml thickened cream
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/3 cup (25g) finely grated parmesan, plus extra to serve
500g spaghetti
2 cups (320g) shredded cooked Turkey
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus extra to serve

Method

Melt the butter in a deep frypan over medium-low heat
Add the bacon and cook until just starting to crisp
Add the pine nuts and cook, stirring, for a further minute or until they start to brown

In a big bowl whisk together the eggs, cream, garlic and parmesan
Add bacon and pine nuts, and season with salt and pepper

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, then drain well
Immediately add the hot pasta to the egg mixture and toss for 1 minute
Allow the heat from the pasta to cook the sauce
Stir through the Turkey and parsley, and serve topped with extra parmesan and parsley

Hints

Don’t just settle for Spaghetti, try different pasta shapes, I like Fettucine
Chicken is great in this Carbonara Recipe
When in a hurry I put the egg mixture in a deep frying pan and put it on a low heat and tip the cooked pasta into it whilst stirring and it keeps the whole thing warm ready for serving
I sometimes add mushrooms and onion also
Great to eat the next day, just warm up in the microwave oven

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Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

The Best Pasta Carbonara Recipe

This Pasta Carbonara Recipe is one of hundreds to be found on the internet. There are many variations but this is one of my all time favorites. It’s quick and easy to prepare and I just love it. I will outline some of the changes we make in the hints section below. The first half of the Pasta Carbonara video shows Cassandra putting in mushrooms. We decided to make a new batch mid video because someone didn’t want mushrooms in their sauce. I find this a great emergency dish because I always have the ingredients in the fridge and cupboard. This recipe is also ideal for teaching the older kids to cook. It’s just easy, when we are struggling with that eternal question, “what will we eat tonight”? Anyway try this Carbonara Sauce Recipe and see what the fuss is about.

Serves 4

Ingredients

6 rashers bacon
1 large onion
350ml cream
2 eggs
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon paprika
Freshly ground pepper
250g pasta (fettucine, spaghetti, penne, rigatoni) cooked in boiling water for 12 minutes or as per directions on pack
Chopped Parsley

Method

Remove the rind from the bacon and cut bacon into thin strips
Saute with onion until crisp
Drain off excess fat
Pour in the cream, add eggs, parmesan cheese, paprika and season
Stir to combine the flavors
Add the cooked pasta and toss over low heat until all ingredients are combined and the sauce thickens (2-3 minutes)
Serve immediately garnished with chopped parsley

Hints

You can leave out the parmesan cheese and paprika
Parmesan cheese can be used for serving only
Add mushrooms and/or garlic to the bacon and onion
I have also added shredded chicken and avocado cubes to the sauce for extra flavor
Can be made with canned evaporated milk 375 ml, instead of cream
Use 500g of pasta instead of 250g if a greater quantity is required and just add some extra cream

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