Lazy Girl's Pasta Alla Carbonara With Mushrooms (eggless)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Mel T

I came up with this recipe just by looking at some items I had on hand. It's a very creamy pasta dish that's fairly similar to a Carbonara, but doesn't use eggs. My dinner guest and I thought it was great, but you be the judge! The recipe makes two generous servings.

Top Review by Jaime in Winnipeg

This was good, and very quick and easy to make.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb spaghetti
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 500 g mushrooms, sliced (I used cremini)
  • 3 slices extra-lean ham, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons onion-flavoured cream cheese dip (Philadelphia brand)
  • salt
  • pepper

Directions

  1. Put large pot of water to boil; add salt and pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, saute mushrooms in olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add ham pieces and heat through.
  4. Keep mushroom/ham mixture warm while pasta cooks.
  5. When pasta is al dente, reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water and drain rest.
  6. Add butter and mushroom mixture to pasta pot.
  7. Stir in pasta and cream cheese dip; to thin the "sauce," add the pasta cooking water.
  8. Mix well and serve immediately.

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