This is always a hit with my children. Obviously, to many it is known as spaghetti carbonara, however, after a hilarious mis-pronunciation from the Master of Mischief it is only known as car banana in our house. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
You will need
100g Bacon Lardons (or pancetta if preferred or you want to splurge and be fancy)
1 tsp Garlic Granules
1 Onion (diced)
3-4 Mushrooms (diced) – Optional
For the sauce
4tbsp Plain Flour
100g Cheddar Cheese (grated)
Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
While the spaghetti is cooking, pan fry the bacon lardons with the onion, mushroom (if using) and garlic granules until cooked.
To make the sauce, pour the milk into a saucepan and add the butter and flour. Place over a medium heat and whisk together. Continue with a fast whisk while the butter melts and the mixture comes to a boil. As you continue to whisk the flour should start to disappear and the sauce should begin to thicken. Whisk for a further 2 minutes until you have a smooth sauce. Add the cheese to the saucepan and stir until all the cheese is melted.
Once you have finished the sauce and the spaghetti is cooked, combine all the prepared ingredients mixing the spaghetti into the sauce and adding the bacon, onion, and mushroom mix.
Stir together and serve with salad or vegetables.
If you don’t want to include meat in the recipe you can substitute the bacon for extra vegetables such as courgettes or peppers.
You could also mix it up by using chicken instead of (or as well as) bacon.