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


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


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


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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