I am always looking for easy, quick but nutritious. My three love having a good warm meal after school/work. I like recipes that don’t need many ingredients and fiddly bits. When Schwartz got in touch and asked if we would like to try their carbonara recipe mix I was excited to get cooking. Pasta is always a bit hit in our house so everyone was excited to try.

The recipe looked easy and you didn’t need many ingredients which was a bonus and always makes me happy- 

You need the following – 

  • 1 sachet Schwartz Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe Mix
  • 200g (7oz) bacon, diced
  • 175g (6oz) mushrooms, sliced
  • 450ml (¾ pint) semi-skimmed milk
  • 275g (10oz) spaghetti, cooked and drained

The method was so easy I fried the bacon in a little oil until it was crispy.  I then added the mushrooms and fried for a further 1-2 minutes. I then mixed the recipe mix contents with milk in to a pan.  I just kept stiring and brought to the boil until it thickened. You can also microwave the sauce too, instructions for this is on the packet. I then added the spaghetti. bacon a mushrooms and heated through for 2 minutes. It was so easy !

Everyone really enjoyed tea that night and the little ones asked to have this again as it was their new favourite. I am now intrigued to try more of the mixes as they were so easy but also really tasty at the same time. It was probably the most tasty carbonara I have made. I will be totally honest I didn’t have much faith with how little ingredients were needed.

You could also adapt this and use pasta shapes which could then be put in to an oven dish with some Parmesan on the top and browned for 10 mins in the oven – this would give more of a pasta bake style meal. This is also good as it could be prepped in the day and then popped in the oven when it’s tea time.

*We were sent a recipe pack for the purpose of this post – this is also a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.





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