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Home cook uses a SLOW COOKER to prepare the perfect carbonara pasta

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Home cook uses a SLOW COOKER to prepare the perfect carbonara pasta – complete with ‘crispy’ bacon and ‘plenty of sauce’

  • A woman said she whipped up the ‘perfect’ pasta carbonara in her slow cooker
  • She said it took five and a half hours of cooking, and not too much preparation
  • This isn’t the first time a slow cooker has been used to prepare a delicious meal
  • Earlier this year, a woman from New Zealand cooked a big breakfast while in bed 

A woman has revealed how she whipped up the ‘perfect’ pasta carbonara in her slow cooker – and it’s so easy to make it can be cooked while you do a day of work. 

The home cook, from Australia, said made the carbonara after getting together the ingredients, chopping and leaving them in the slow cooker on a low heat for four hours.

‘I jumped on the carbonara bandwagon today after seeing everyone say how good it is and now I know why… it’s amazing!’ she wrote on Facebook.

‘Wish I had tried it sooner!’

A woman has revealed how she whipped up the 'perfect' pasta carbonara in her slow cooker - and it's so easy to make it can be cooked while you do a day of work (pictured)

A woman has revealed how she whipped up the ‘perfect’ pasta carbonara in her slow cooker – and it’s so easy to make it can be cooked while you do a day of work (pictured)

While the woman said she was a ‘little worried’ about cooking pasta in the slow cooker, by following a specific recipe it turned out ‘perfectly’.

She even said she got ‘crispy’ bacon and ‘plenty of sauce’ from cooking it this way.

To make the pasta carbonara, the woman recommended you add the chicken, onion, bacon, garlic, mushrooms and a stock cube into the slow cooker.

Cook it on low for four hours, before adding the pasta and cooking it on high for a further one and a half hours. 

How to make the perfect pasta carbonara in the slow cooker 

INGREDIENTS

The woman shared her recipe for slow cooker carbonara (pictured)

The woman shared her recipe for slow cooker carbonara (pictured)

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

METHOD

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

2. Pour over soup mix

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3. Add cream

4. Stir together

5. Cook on LOW for 4 hours

6. Put pasta in cooker

7. Gently combine

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

People on Facebook were hugely impressed with the woman’s cooking, labelling it ‘amazing’ and ‘absolutely delicious’.

‘This is awesome, can’t wait to try,’ one person posted.

Others recommended substituting the chicken for prawns, or a different type of pasta.

Ara, from New Zealand, said she had a perfectly cooked English breakfast after she left it in the slow cooker pot to gently braise at a very low temperature between 11pm and 8am (pictured)

Ara, from New Zealand, said she had a perfectly cooked English breakfast after she left it in the slow cooker pot to gently braise at a very low temperature between 11pm and 8am (pictured) 

This isn’t the first time a recipe for the slow cooker has gone viral.

Earlier this year, Ara, from New Zealand, said she had a perfectly cooked English breakfast after she left it in the slow cooker pot to gently braise at a very low temperature between 11pm and 8am.

The clever idea came to mind when she spotted the easy-to-follow recipe in a slow cooker Facebook group – and so she decided to give it a go.

‘Been meaning to try it for ages. Verdict: Best idea ever! This will be us every big breakfast morning. Thank you to whoever it was that discovered it,’ she said.

She shared a picture of the plate showing how they looked after being slow cooked overnight (pictured)

She shared a picture of the plate showing how they looked after being slow cooked overnight (pictured)

Sharing a picture of the raw ingredients, Ara used mugs to separate each element, including the baked beans, hash browns, and the mushroom and garlic sauce.

She placed the sausages and neatly wrapped bacon around the edges of the pot so they crisp up by the morning.

‘Place all breakfast ingredients in the slow cooker and sausages along the sides so they crisp up,’ Ara said.

‘Put saucy stuff like baked beans and mushrooms into individual cups so they don’t end up a big mash.’

For the mushroom sauce, she added garlic, butter and a ‘dash of cream’ to the mug.

‘In the morning, I put them on the stove top to thicken the sauce,’ she said.



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