Penne Carbonara – the British way!

Ingredients – Serves 2

  • 250g Penne pasta
  • 2 rashers Bacon
  • 2 white Onions
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 9 button Mushrooms
  • 115 ml cooking White wine
  • 2 tbsp Double cream
  • 1tbsp Butter
  • Parmesan shavings
  • Fresh Parsley
penne carbonara ingredients


  1. Bring to a boil a pan with water, olive oil and salt and at the same time heat up a frying pan.
  2. Meanwhile start chopping your bacon, cubes or strips choose your preference.
  3. When frying pan is well heated, add bacon and stir occasionally.

    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 past should be ready. Remove the water, strain it well and add it to the sauce.

    add pasta to the sauce
  10. Add the parsley and give all a gentle stir.
  11. Once plated, sprinkle some Parmesan shavings and enjoy!