Creamy Carbonara


July 2, 2016

A twist on an old classic

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • Yields: 6-8 bowls


250g mushrooms (sliced)

400g bacon (diced)

4 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)

2 brown onions (diced)

2 blocks of Philly Cheese (roughly chopped)

2 tins of cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup of water

A good shake of dried parsley

500g of fettuccine

Good handful of shredded Parmesan cheese


1Brown bacon-add garlic and cook till fragrant

2Put bacon, mushrooms, onions & soup into slow cooker. Add the water.

3Chop the Philly Cheese and add to slow cooker

4Put in a good shake of dried parsley

5Stir well to combine

6Cook on LOW for 4.5 hours.

7Put fettuccine in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water.

8Continue stirring until all fettuccine is in the water. Cover and leave for 5 minutes, stirring once or twice

9Drain fettuccine and add to slow cooker, stir gently to combine.

10Cover and cook for a further 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure pasta is fully coated in sauce.

11Take lid off, add Parmesan cheese, stir through and serve.


1After adding the pasta, you may wish to add a bit of water to make a saucier sauce (don't add too much at once)

2You can use any pasta you wish with this recipe

3If you do not want to half cook the pasta, just put it on raw and cook for at least 1 hour (I recommend half cooking first though)

4I made this in my 5L slow cooker.

Submitted by Lysette McNeany


14 Reviews


October 2, 2022

Absolutely delicious!
My fussy daughter loves this recipe – always asking for seconds and leftovers for the next day. I added chicken – there is still plenty of sauce – and mixed through some baby spinach for my husband and I when serving.


March 15, 2022

I made this yesterday and halved the recipe .

It will still be enough for two meals for the 2 of us and we are pleased it is 2 meals as it is yummo.

I put the pasta in an hour before the end of cooking and added 1/2 to 1 cup of water and it was perfectly cooked and easy.

I walk for an hour before our dinner each night and to come home to something that can be stirred and served is so nice.

michelle ashworth

November 23, 2020

love this recipe. i omit onion (because of kids)and mushrooms (because of me lol). only had one can soup and substituted with milk for second can, worked fine.
as i like a lot of ‘sauce’ will double this next time


May 19, 2020

Tried this recipe tonight, and my oh my…it is really wonderful. Lovely and creamy. I was a bit worried about the 2 pkts of cream cheese, but it definitely added depth of flavour and creaminess. My pasta hating husband went back for seconds.

I did substitute 1 tin of condensed cream of chicken soup with a can of cream of mushroom soup…and added less mushrooms…

Sharni Lions

January 22, 2018

Absolutely wonderful recipe. Used cooking cream instead of soup and just loved it. Also halfed the recipe without any issues 🙂

Steve Mould

September 9, 2017

I love this form of Carbonara. Thank you Lysette .

Marilyn V

September 2, 2017

Kids loved it… will definitely be making again!


January 15, 2017

This was so simple to make and so tasty. I have friends asking for it all of the time

Donna Smith

August 9, 2016

If I wanted to add chicken to this recipe would I need to cook it for longer or just the same amount of time?

No you’ll be ok 🙂


August 7, 2016

I just realised that I didn’t pre cook the garlic and bacon will this be a disaster?


July 31, 2016

I halved the recipe. Tasted amazing

clare wasley

July 10, 2016

Delicious!! And so easy to make

tracey stehbens

July 3, 2016

wow. i am going to try this but with prawns. oh yum

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