Hidden Vegetable Pasta Carbonara

//Hidden Vegetable Pasta Carbonara
This is another favorite in our house with the kiddies. This is a great easy weeknight meal as it really requires very little effort and the kiddies devour it. Its a great dish to be able to sneak it some extra vegetables as well. 

We have it on its own as a main meal however it would make a great side dish for larger families. 


Hidden Veggie Carbonara
A hit with the kiddies!
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  2. 2 zucchinis, roughly chopped
  3. 100g cauliflower, roughly chopped
  4. 6 slices short cut bacon, diced
  5. 160g uncooked dried tagliatelle
  6. 450g warm water
  7. 200g thickened cream
  8. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  9. 1 mc grated cheese (Tasty or Parmesan)
  1. Place garlic and vegetables into bowl. Chop on Speed 8 for approx 10 secs until very fine.
  2. Add bacon to bowl. Cook on 100 degrees, 2 min, reverse, soft spoon.
  3. Add pasta, cream and water.
  4. Cook at 100 degrees, 14 min, reverse, soft spoon. I use the spatula and give it a bit of a stir every 4-5 mins just to ensure the pasta is broken up.
  5. With 1 min to go add beaten egg and cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve. Sauce may appear runny but thickens quite quickly. It's best eaten immediately.
  1. Other veg can be added or substituted. Spinach and leek are great veggies to use.
  2. Diced chicken could be added also. I would do it with the bacon and cook for 10 mins at 100 degrees, reverse, soft speed.
Adapted from Forumthermomix user Thermomixer
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By |2017-06-12T11:23:41+00:00January 5th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

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