Penne Carbonara – the British way!

Ingredients – Serves 4


  • 500g Penne pasta
  • 4 rashers Bacon
  • 4 white Onions
  • 6 Garlic cloves
  • 20 button Mushrooms
  • 230 ml cooking White wine
  • 4 tbsp Double cream
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Grated Parmesan – optional
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Pinch of salt


  • A medium pan
  • A large non-stick frying pan
  • Colander
  • Large spoon for mixing
  • Large knife
  • Chopping board


  1. Heat up a pan with water, oil and pinch of salt and bring to boil. At the same time heat up a frying pan too.
  2. Meanwhile start chopping your bacon, cubes or strips, choose your preference.
  3. When frying pan is well heated, add bacon and stir occasionally.
  4. Continue chopping your onions, garlic, mushrooms and parsley.
  5. Check boiling water, should be ready by now and add your penne.
  6. Add mushrooms, onions and garlic to the bacon and leave its liquids to evaporate.
  7. Once the bacon mixture becomes dry, add the wine and let it reduce by half.
  8. Once reduced, add the cream and give it a stir.
  9. By now the penne should be ready. Remove the water, strain it well and add it to the sauce.
  10. Add the parsley and give all a gentle stir.
  11. Once plated, sprinkle some Parmesan and enjoy!