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On today’s blog is a spaghetti carbonara recipe. I adapted this recipe from others I found online, to make it simpler – by using one cheese instead of two, and by using a lower fat spread (instead of butter). I also used lean bacon instead of pancetta, because bacon is cheaper and more likely to be found in my fridge! I had not made this before, but it will now become a firm family favourite I’m sure!
150g (dry weight) spaghetti
4 rashers lean bacon (or medallions), chopped
Black pepper to season
In a large saucepan, bring the pasta to the boil and cook until al dente (just tender) – approx. 15 minutes. Drain
In a second large saucepan, add the reduced fat spread, and once melted, add the chopped bacon to cook it
Remove saucepan from the heat
This meal will serve 2 hungry adults
Cost per serving
I bought all the ingredients this meal for £1.90 – less than £1 per adult serving. 500g of spaghetti from Lidl only costs 20p!