Cheat's Bacon Carbonara

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Spaghetti tossed with a bacon, mushroom and ready-made cheese sauce.


  • 250g of smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 350g of ready-made fresh cheese sauce
  • 8 closed cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 60g of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 300g of spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Serves: 4
  • Course: Main Course
  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 15 mins
  • Price per person: £1.28
  • Store cupboard: Typical
  • Calories per serving: 830
  • 5-a-day per serving: 0.6
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  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the bacon for 5-6 minutes, or until crispy. Add the mushrooms and fry for 3-4 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Pour the cheese sauce into the bacon and mushroom saucepan and cook until the sauce is piping hot.
  4. Toss the spaghetti with the cheesy bacon sauce and top with the Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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