Pasta Carbonarawith Pork Luncheon Meat

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Pasta Carbonarawith Pork Luncheon Meat

  • 20 min
  • 4 persons


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Pasta dishes taste wonderful, and they are easy to make. This recipe for pasta carbonara is no exception. Discover just how easy it is to make a creamy pork luncheon meat carbonara with lots of flavors.

Pasta carbonara is one of Rome’s four traditional kinds of pasta – Gricia, Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara, and Amatriciana. The ingredient list for pasta carbonara is simple but when put together it has a comfy and well-rounded taste. Pasta carbonara is the perfect meal to serve if you are hosting a dinner party. It is something everyone will enjoy, and the preparation time is short and sweet, which will ensure you plenty of time to tend to your guests. 


Difficulty: Easy


Cook the spaghetti  

  • Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the spaghetti. 
  • Bring the water to boil, then add salt and pasta. Set a timer for the recommended cooking time on the package. Remember to stir a few times to prevent the spaghetti from sticking.  
  • When the pasta is al dente, drain the water from the pasta and put it aside. 

Bring the dish together 

  • Dice the pork luncheon meat into squares and mince the garlic.  
  • Add one teaspoon of oil to a medium-sized frying pan and place over medium-high heat. Add the pork luncheon meat and fry for about 3 minutes. 
  • Combine garlic, cream, parmesan cheese, pasta, and green peas into the pan. Stir for a few minutes.  
  • Add the spaghetti and mix well over the heat so it soaks up all the flavors.  
  • Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. 
  • Cook for another 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. 
  • Serve with grated parmesan and freshly ground pepper.  
  • Enjoy! 



Swaps and substitutions   

The great thing about this recipe is that you can swap out the spaghetti with any kind of pasta you have at home. Make sure to follow the cooking instructions on the package. If you are a cheese-lover, you can try adding pecorino cheese which contributes a salty and strong taste of cheese.

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