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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lutong Bahay: Pinoy-Style Creamy Carbonara

Lutong Bahay is a short tag on the title which I use to feature home-cooked food, either in our own home or at a friend's house.

My parents and friends know me as the girl who eats a lot but can't really cook. However, there are days that I get motivated to play around in the kitchen, and today was one of them. For merienda, I volunteered to cook Carbonara. And although real Italian Carbonara makes use of raw eggs, cheese and pancetta, I decided to make the Pinoy-style creamy version.

Creamy Carbonara

This tasty pasta dish is fairly easy to cook. I bet most of you already have an idea or even your own recipe, but let me share with you how I cooked mine.

Ingredients:
  • 1 head minced garlic
  • a dash or two of pepper
  • 2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 250mL All-Purpose Cream
  • 300g shredded bacon
  • Spaghetti (or your choice of pasta)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive Oil
Procedure:
  1. Cook the pasta based on instructions and set aside.
  2. Fry 1/4 of the shredded bacon to a crisp and set aside.
  3. Sauté garlic in olive oil and add the remaining 3/4 of the shredded bacon.
  4. When the bacon is cooked (make sure it's not too crispy), add the cream of mushroom soup and 1 1/2 cup of water.
  5. Add all-purpose cream and stir the mixture gently.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese (optional, but I love to do this).
  7. Season the sauce with pepper depending on your liking.
  8. Serve the pasta topped with the creamy sauce, crispy shreds of bacon and more Parmesan cheese.

Creamy Carbonara

My version of Carbonara is creamy and very tasty. I love how the bacon in the sauce is quite chewy, while the bacon topping is so crispy. This might not be the authentic version, and I might not be a great cook, but this simple yet delicious pasta dish got my family's stamp of approval. How about you, anything you've cooked recently?

78 comments :

  1. Yummy! I'm a sucker for pasta! My sister usually cook carbonara whenever there's an occasion and wife would could the usual spaghetti. I like it very much with lots of cheese on it.

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  2. I don't cook eh patikim nalang.

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  3. aww so yummy! ginutom mo ako sumi! haha borow ako ng recipe mo ha try ko yan tomorrow! Maia loves carbonara eh! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. @I am R0ckstarm0mma!: Let me know what you think with my recipe sis! :)

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  5. That's definitely the pinoy way.

    Feeling ko yung pinoy carbonara is actually pasta alfredo :D

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  6. This sounds really cool and very easy to prepare. looks delish, too. Would definitely try it! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. when i made carbonara, i actually flood it with sauce just because YUMMMM. i overload it with bacon too! i can super relate with this one!

    cheers :)

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  8. i'm so showing this recipe to my mom! :D

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  9. I love carbonara! It's my favorite! :)

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  10. Hopefully it's as easy to prepare as you've written. I tried making carbonara using ready made sauces in supermarkets but I didn't like the outcome... It tasted so... instant-ish.

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  11. Om nom nom nom nom. This looks so tempting.

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  12. Great work very helpful and yummy

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  13. wow! nagluluto ka na. =) like you, i don't use raw eggs, pinoy version din sa kin.

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  14. Thanks sis for sharing your recipe. This will be one of the option on my snack menu at the office.

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  15. Congratulations dear! ;) Hmm, last time I did some cooking was when I volunteered to marinade the liempo and chicken BBQ. I also cooked some buffalo wings. :)

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  16. that looks yum and delish :-) I cannot cook but am happy that my family enjoy my cooking :-) They have no choice or else they get starve :-)

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  17. Lutong bahay is always the best for me, I deem because we can always control the ingredients for that dish and the end result is a satisfactory meal :)

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  18. Ah. Nothing like the familiar taste of home cooked carbonara :). Thanks for sharing :D !

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  19. wow! nice pics and I miss carbonara. :)

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  20. If there is such a thing as a past life, I'm probably Italian in the past. I just love pasta in a way I cannot explain. Of course, I have to exercise restraint or my BP will go bonkers :-) I love carbonara!

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  21. wow.. that's delicious. honestly I do not know how to cook, but I want to try this one. thanks for sharing.

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  22. Looks really delicious. I know there are other ways to cook carbonara. But I really love the creaminess of carbonara.
    What I cooked last week is the pansit with a twist. Instead of just plain pancit bihon, I added ground pork chicharon on the noodles (pancit malabon style). Next week I will be incharged most of the cooking in my son's birthday.

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  23. i tried cooking Carbonara before but they like my Pinoy-style Spaghetti best, in other words di mabenta...so whenever i want to eat Carbonara i just ordered or dine out...

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  24. Looks delish, Sumi! if you want some sweetness in your Carbonara, you can substitute all-purpose cream & evaporated milk to cream of mushroom soup. :)

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  25. Share naman the recipe ;) I love Carbonara and it would be great if I can cook my own din sana hehe

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  26. Uy this is a good one. I'm using evap milk and all-purpose cream for my Chicken carbonara. Will try the Cream of Mushroom soup one day.

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  27. i love the creamy and thick carbonara!! this made me crave for some!! :D good job Sumi!!

    Recently i cooked cheese scrambled egg for dinner! HAHA my cooking skill is not that great too :P

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  28. I love carbonara... That's crunchy bacon on top? nag lalaway ako.... yum yum

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  29. Ah yes :) Nothing like a good ol' fashioned formula for great Filipino tasting carbonara. Thanks for sharing :D !

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  30. Looks delicioso:) I'll definitely try this one..I already grabbed your recipe hehehe.Thanks for sharing

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  31. halos parehong ingredients rin gamit ko when i cook carbonara :)

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  32. this looks delish, Im a pasta lover but not really into white sauce.

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  33. Madali akong magsawa sa white sauce but looking at your photos, na-miss ko rin ang pasta with white sauce :)

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  34. I like white sauced pasta from time to time, but I get umay also. I need to finish all though, because my hubby doesn't like carbonara. Hehe!

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  35. You take nice photos! I'll copy your recipe next time. I wanted to cook carbonara but ended up with beef and mushroom spaghetti. It's a long story. haha!

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  36. oh, looks so yummy...i will try to cook this weekend, copied your recipe thanks for sharing this

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  37. I have to try your version. The Little Ones love pasta I try reinvent old favorites like cabonara from time to time.

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  38. it looks tasty, alright.
    can i grab your carbonara recipe? i want to try your version. :)
    thanks in advance!

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  39. Sarap! Ako ayoko ng may raw egg sa carbonara!

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  40. that looks so yummy, I love carbonarra too. Too bad, my wife and angels didn't like it :(

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  41. I'm the Mom-who-can't-cook so I just use the ready-to-use Carbonara Sauce. Just heat it up a little, add pasta, and top with bacon bits - A lazy mom's pasta. LOL!
    Your recipe looks easy to follow so I'll give it a stab this weekend.

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  42. you should try tune in brine as alternative for the bacon, it also tastes good with it :))

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  43. hmm that looks yummm.. I haven't tried to cook carbonara.. maybe I'll try your recipe to see if my kids would love it.. = )

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  44. I am officially craving for carbonara. Your photos are just too enticing! Thanks for sharing :)

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  45. just looking at it makes me crave for one. hmm, really nice.

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  46. looks good! makes me wanna cook again.... you should try Aligue (crab fat) pasta.... it's really good.... i tried making one.... well, can't really give a review on my own cooking without being biased. But I'm telling you, you can't go wrong with Aligue (or am i just speaking for myself? ehehe anyway...

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  47. carbonara is my favorite pasta. lol, i only cook spicy pork adobo - often requested by my friends here. haha ako na nagsasawa mag luto lol

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  48. Looks yummy! I don't put eggs on my carbonara too.

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  49. It's a Start for you :) Your a foodie I'm sure in no time you'll be cooking like a chef. I loved pasta when I was still in grade school before I went to High school I experimented with all kinds of spices and ingredients our kitchen looks like a chemistry lab blown out of proportion. Well after all those experimenting I now know how to cook almost any dish with ease. I was a frustrated chef back then. XD

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  50. I love pasta too. There's that Garfield in me. Thanks for this recipe Sumi. I'm excited for the weekend. I'll cook my wife and our 2 year old son with this one with your recipe. :)

    Cheers!

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  51. my mom cooks carbonara almost the same way you do.. but hers have evap for extra creaminess. :D

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  52. I Love Carbonara. And this is the way I cook it as well. :)

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  53. This post is very timely as I wanted to make carbonara for my friends who will visit on Saturday. Thanks for sharing:)

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  55. Love your Pinoy version! I used to cook it Italian style but it's pretty tricky to mask the egg taste. I always go back to a recipe similar to yours.

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  56. I will definitely try this. Last night, my daughter just told me that she likes spaghetti with white sauce and so carbonara it is. Thanks for the recipe.

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  57. My mother used to cook carbonara for us. Maybe this is the reason why I love carbonara so much. Wala pa rin talagang tatalo sa lutong-bahay. :-)

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  58. thanks for sharing this,your blog is mt everyday guide in cooking

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  59. I am a fan of pasta and this simple dish makes me wann try at home! Thank you Sumi for this! :)

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  60. im gonna try this, my children love any kind of pasta,.

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  61. while others enjoy spag, i enjoy carbonara better. I also cook carbonara the way you did, it's the easiest way, I guess...the parmesan makes the carbonara different from the other pasta dishes, and yes you're right, the more parmesan the better...

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  62. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I really love carbonara and I'll try this one! :)

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  63. wow looks delicious i think I should try this. .

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  64. super like I want to make one of this someday pag masarap na ko magluto hahhaa

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  65. I love carbonara! I would definitely try this recipe. Ahhh! Cravings now.

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  66. Is it just me or it's just that bacon makes everything taste better? Whenever I have the option to go for a carbonara, I always would over spaghetti :)

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  67. Wow! Perfect for New Years Eve! We will definitely try this one! :D Thanks for this recipe :D

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  68. heto na yata yung easy step sa carbonara,. thanks for sharing

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  69. my kids love pasta,. for sure magugustuhan nila ito,.

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  70. im gonna request my wife to cook this for me.

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