Pasta Carbonara


September 3, 2014

Pasta Carbonara 5 0 5 43
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs 30 mins
  • 15 mins

    5 hrs 30 mins

    5 hrs 45 mins

  • Yields: 8 adults


1kg of Chicken thighs diced

300 grams Bacon diced

400 grams Mushrooms sliced

1 Onion diced

3 teaspoons Garlic minced

2 cans of Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

2x 600ml Thickened Cream

1 Chicken Stock Cube

1 pkt 500 grams Fettuccine


1Add chicken, onion, bacon, garlic, mushrooms, stock cube into slow cooker.

2Pour over soup mix

3Add cream

4Stir together

5Cook on LOW for 4 hours

6Put pasta in cooker

7Gently combine

8Cook on HIGH for a further 1.5 hours in 6L slow cooker

Submitted by Nataline Smith


84 Reviews


April 24, 2019

Amazing!!! New favourite!! Perfect recipe 😁


April 22, 2019

Lovely . Next time will use smaller packet fettuccine instead of wide egg fettuccine .


April 22, 2019

This is my most loved carbonara recipe! So creamy and defiantly cannot stop at one bowl full lol!


November 7, 2018

A delicious easy dish, something I will definitely cook again. I added the pasta too early so will add this a bit later next time. The flavour was so yummy!!


October 29, 2018

Does anyone know if you can freeze the leftovers?

Adele Cheney

October 10, 2018

I made a half recipe of this, but left out the french onion soup and also used low fat cream, and it was still delicious. I also added some frozen spinach for some veg.

Denise Smith

October 7, 2018

Add some chedder cheese makes it even more yummy


October 7, 2018

i have a 3.9l slow cooker would halving this recipe be enough for 2 people and a 2 year old?? looks bomb and carbonara is by far and away my favourite sauce


August 15, 2018

This pasta is sooo amazing ! My partner is not a pasta lover at all but he went for seconds with this and took some to work the next day he loved it lol
It’s delicious and I highly recommend for people to give it a try, I followed the recipe and didn’t change a thing and it was

Christine Ellis

July 22, 2018

OMG.. was a huge hit, my granddaughter gave it a big 10,. Highly recommend this recipe, just loved it. I used chicken breast chunks.
Nom Nom Nom

Jocelyn Rennie

July 15, 2018

Oh my goodness this was amazing, certainly making this again and again.


July 11, 2018

Amazing pasta….. Kids and husband absolutely loved it!! And super easy….. Sauce was a bit runny but thickened as it cools down…. Will probably add more pasta next time to help soak up that extra liquid and help it stretch further for even more left overs!!! πŸ‘


July 2, 2018

This was the best carbonara I’ve made! I used lactose free cream and whole chicken breast and just shredded them before adding the pasta.

The whole fillets would take up less liquid πŸ™‚

Tracey Griffin

June 14, 2018

Made this today used whole chicken fillets bit too much liquid but was yummy as and chicken was devine

Ann Noonan

March 13, 2018

Cooked this last night it was delicious
Really enjoyed it and plenty of left overs for the freezer

Jodie Leemhuis

January 9, 2018

Absolutely delicious recipe! My whole family loves it and is sure to be a regular meal in this household πŸ™‚ I use breast instead of thigh, saute onion and garlic first before adding, add an extra stock cube and some cracked black pepper…so yummy!!

Grace Murphy

October 24, 2017

Made this today, I used 600mls of cream and then 600mls of water with the chicken stock. It came out lovely but it was a bit thick and gloopy. I think I went wrong somewhere. Other than that it was yummy

Steve Mould

September 9, 2017

I love this Recipe. Thank you Nataline


August 26, 2017

Made this the other night… Dumbo me didnt read the ingredients right and only had 1 bottle of thickened cream but OMG it turned out beautifully… My lot inhaled this and then with the leftovers the next night they were all fighting over who was going to have it!!!! Yummooooo!!!! Thankyou Nataline for your recipe its going to be a regular meal in this house!!

I haven’t tried it but I think it would give it an interesting flavour alteration πŸ™‚

Let us know if you try it

Deb Williams

August 20, 2017

I am thinking of trying this with cream of Asparagus soup . Has anyone tried this?


July 25, 2017

Wow this was so yummy. Left out the chicken and used Penne instead of Fettuccine. Such an easy meal.

Tracey Burke

April 18, 2017

This is a huge hit made it tonight minus Mushys and had all empty plates 😍


April 4, 2017

This was a hit in our house tonight.
Instead of using the thickened cream i added a tub of light spreadable cream cheese & added some water. Only because I didn’t have thickened cream in the fridge.


April 4, 2017

This was a hit in our house tonight. so easy & flavouful. πŸ‘Œ


March 3, 2017

Can you freeze the leftovers 😁


August 15, 2016

wow what an easy recipe.. big hit in our house..


August 15, 2016

WOW! This is a wonderful recipe. I’ve made this sauce couple of times now in my 3ltr but as there are only two of us I halve the recipe which is enough for tea and leftovers for lunch.
The first time I added precooked Beef Ravioli but no chicken. The second time I added shredded cooked chook in from the night before in the last 30 minutes.
Both times I have cooked it on low for 8+ hours and added pasta cooked on the stove.
Next time I will add chicken from the start which will be lovely even if it shreds apart.
Thanks for sharing Nataline.


August 10, 2016

I got home a little late so cooked the chicken, bacon ,onion, mushrooms, garlic on the stovetop for about ten minutes and heated up the soup and cream in a saucepan then added it and fresh pasta to the slow cooker, my house smells divine.

Lan Mathews

July 24, 2016

Looks good, tastes good – Definitely a winner. Cracked black pepper mixed through is great!

It’s not dumb at all.
You can if you wish – personal choice
We did when we cooked it πŸ™‚


July 21, 2016

Thinking about making this, sorry to sound dumb but do you brown the chicken etc first


July 19, 2016

After adding the pasta, I’m assuming you mix it in initially, my question is do you have to stir it at all after adding it or before serving it? I’m extremely confused how the fettuccine does not stick together and become a giant ball of partially cooked in some parts and over cooked in other parts.

Julie bird

July 13, 2016

Looking to making this but halving the recipe, would cooking time still be the same or les?

Tiffany Huston

July 10, 2016

This recipe is so easy & tastes fantastic. New addition to the household dinner list. I was dubious about adding the pasta & thought it might clump together or not cook well but it works great.
Can’t go wrong with this one!


July 9, 2016

Soo good, i halved the recipe and it still fed 2 adults & 3 kids. Used rigatoni pasta delish

Esma Eftimova

July 7, 2016

Tried this recipe yesterday but played with it a little bit; didn’t add chicken, I made it for 2 and added some chopped spring onion on top when served. I used penne pasta, added garlic but omitted the chicken stock cube. I was very reluctant to put raw pasta (my lovely husband is so fussy and ends up not eating it). I will say this: I am never making it any other way. My husband who, again is very fussy, devouvered in record time and went for seconds. He even said it is the best past he ever ate. Amasing, just amasing.

Jayde Taulien

July 4, 2016

I have everything except the cans of soup, can I replace them with anything else?

Sharon King

July 2, 2016

Brilliant recipe! Will definitely be a regular here. Even the fussy 3yo had 2 serves. A delicious and easy meal to prepare, no sides required and a flavour that’s spot on.

Katy Walker-Tassell

June 30, 2016

Very nice meal. Even a hit with the 2 yr old ?


June 30, 2016

Loved this, plenty of flavour and heaps left for left overs. I did find it to be a little too thick but I still managed to leave my plate empty lol! Was delicious!!!


June 27, 2016

K i have a few probably silly questions. One what is thickened cream? Heavy cream? An 600 ml is what in oz ? Lol

Rachael Morrison

June 25, 2016

I only used 1x 600 ml cream and just used extra chicken stock to make up the liquid amount. Very tasty and a huge hit with everyone!

A cream that resists splitting during cooking with heat πŸ™‚


June 20, 2016

What is cooking cream please I’m in uk thanks .


June 19, 2016

Easy to make and super tasty! Makes a generous amount even when I halved the original recipe. I substituted mushrooms with some zucchini and added it with the Pasta towards the end. Very happy with this recipe!

Cherlyn Davies

June 19, 2016

Didn’t have enough cream in the fridge so used a cream and a tin of evaporated milk, also used penne rather than fettucine. The family went nuts for it! The best thing that’s ever come out of my slow cooker. Thanks for posting.


June 18, 2016

In the Uk, what should I use instead of thickened cream?

Leesa Prehn

June 18, 2016

Great recipe, I’ve even cooked it with 300ml cream & 1 tin of soup the only thing there’s no left overs.

Katie Nicholas

June 17, 2016

Absolutely amazing will definatley be cooking this again! Even my 10 month old had seconds !

Bienka Surdoski

June 17, 2016

Amazing. Best pasta I’ve ever made


June 16, 2016

What can i use instead of cream of chicken soup? I only make food from scratch?
Also if i want to add chicken, how do i do it in the recipe?

Just try it leaving them out πŸ™‚


June 16, 2016

Has anyone tried cooking with Greek yogurt in place of cream? Have read this somewhere but never tried.


June 15, 2016

Would this be as good without the mushrooms? I’d love to try it but can’t eat mushrooms any more πŸ™

Ours didn’t split
If in doubt though use cooking cream that resists splitting πŸ™‚

Judith Clark

June 15, 2016

Will making this soon as I get some chicken breast as my 15 yr old daughter doesn’t understand what chicken breast is to buy on her way home from school lol everything else is ready to roll tho


June 15, 2016

Would the cream not split if u cook on low for 4 hrs? I’ve had a few mishaps with other recipes when I add in the cream.

Add it raw


June 14, 2016

Do you cook the fettucine first and then put in slow cooker or add it un cooked and cook for an hour

Jess Barentsen

June 13, 2016

OMG absolutely amazing ? Can’t fault a thing. I christened my brand new SC with this recipe and I was so glad I did, huge hit with my hubby ? We got 9 generous serves out of this & it froze and reheated well.

Jill Stone

June 12, 2016

Oh so naughty with all that cream, but oh so nice! I halved everything, made five generous servings, plus a small serve left over for lunch tomorrow. I cooked it on high for one and a half hours, then added pasta and cooked a further one and a half hours. Will definately be making this again, but will save it for a special occasion.

Rozi Pottsy

June 12, 2016

“This Is Good.”
” This Is Really Good”
were the words out of my husbands mouth..
I guess that means you created a winner πŸ™‚

Sarah Deane

June 12, 2016

Great recipe. I use chicken breasts and only 1 tub of thickened cream. When the pasta is in I just add a little water as needed. Also you should mention that if using fettuccine you will have to stir it half way through cooking otherwise it sticks together. So delish!


June 10, 2016

Family lived it although thought it was to creamy… Maybe use a little less next time but other than that, it was delicious

Note: We pre browned chicken & bacon, onion, mushrooms & garlic at start
And swapped the fettuccine for penne
Just brilliant this dish ??

Firstly something amazing happened …..
Not only everyone ate it but my fussy 2yr old wanted seconds!!!!
Now she eats most things we give her – but she eats like a bird
She HOOKED into this then into seconds ?
Both my boys ate it with gusto ?
And hubbies plate was empty in about 2 minutes flat as he too headed back for seconds!!
I’m pretty sure I made moaning noises as I ate!
lol lol lol lol

Seriously …. This was AMAZING!!!

I give it 5/5 stars without ANY hesitation ??


June 7, 2016

Sooo yummy.
I used chicken breast instead.
Also didn’t use the stock cube.
I also halved all ingredients but still used 500g fettuccine so towards the end when the pasta was soaking up the liquid I added 1.5 cups of water and stirred through. Perfect to not used so much condensed soup and cream. Very delicious, will be a favourite.


June 6, 2016

Would it still work without the soups in it?

Kylie McDowell

June 1, 2016

I cooked this for tea tonight and I used chicken breast instead of thigh. I cooked for 3 hours on low added the pasta and cooked on high for 1 hour and 15. This is so so good!! Absolutely delicious!! I will definitely be cooking this again πŸ™‚


May 30, 2016

This is hands down the best recipe i have ever tasted thank you so much ….


May 30, 2016

Was amazing would use cooking cream next time so doesn’t split when re heating it!!


May 25, 2016

I have tried so times to make a sauce like this & always failed, first time I cooked it, it was beautiful, Finally found the right recipe, thankyou


May 24, 2016

This was an absolute hit in our house. I left out the chicken and used aldi’s ham & cheese tortellini instead of the fettuccine. Hubby made me promise to never lose this recipe!


May 22, 2016

Cooked this tonight. I halved the quantities as I had only brought 1 cream it was still amazing bets a packet one hands down.


May 22, 2016

Absolutely delicious was a big hit with all the family

Karen Burns

May 19, 2016

have a question think if i half everything it would work too and half the time too? havent cooked this before in slow cooker..

rachael magill

May 17, 2016

great recipe, lovely flavour?


April 28, 2016

what do you use for thickened cream and the chicken stock cube is that just a bouillon cube?

Nataline could you let us know what size slow cooker you used please? πŸ™‚


March 13, 2016

This recipe is amazing! The best carbonara that I have ever tasted!

Carmen Gatt

January 7, 2016

What size cans are the soup?

Samara Leigh

January 6, 2016

Great recipe.

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