Foodie Friday: Simple Tuna Carbonara


I really love pasta to the point that I can live on pasta and cheese alone. Anyway, I usually go for red sauce or oil-based sauce compared to cream-based ones cause they're healthier. Plus, I'm really picky and iffy about how restaurants serve their carbonara sauce. Some restaurants have watery sauce (ew) but the carbonara I grew up with and grown to love is creamier. I've always thought carbonara required a more elaborate preparation than say, red sauce but I found this simple carbonara recipe on Erwan Heusaff's blog, The Fat Kid Inside and decided to give it a try. You can do it in as fast as 5 minutes!

*Note: I didn't follow his recipe to the T.


 I use the spaghetti noodles with malunggay cause I didn't have quinoa pasta on. I like this better than normal pasta cause it doesn't get soggy easily if you overcook it. Aside from that, the fact that it has malunggay is a plus :)

I didn't use parmesan cause we don't have any so I just used Eden cheese

* 2 eggs

* 2 cloves of garlic

*olive oil

Erwan used turkey bacon but I had leftover tuna from when I made pesto so I used it instead. :) You can use any meat you want; chicken if you wish.


Cook the pasta until al dente. (Since my sister calls me the queen of al dente pasta, what I do is when I know it's about to cook--the pasta's softer but still a little hard, I turn off the fire and let it finish cooking in the hot water) Drain. In a bowl, mix cheese and 2 eggs. In a pan, saute the garlic and tuna. Add the pasta and mix it up. Turn off the heat. Add the cheese and egg mixture to the pan, stirring constantly until it becomes this nice creamy texture. (Don't let the egg harden) Season to taste. (I used pepper and herbs)

 Ta-daaa! :)

What I loved about this is that it didn't have cream but it tasted (almost) the same as the carbonara we used to order at Morisco's at SM Lanang before they closed down.

*My first ever recipe post! So I know this isn't fashion but I love to cook and I'm trying to discover new healthier recipes to complement my change in lifestyle. (Naks) I'll try to share some of the good, quick and easy ones if ever I get to discover a good recipe again.
Try it out and tell me what you think!
*Edit: My friends have clarified something for me. Traditional carbonara is made with eggs, cheese and ham while it's pasta alfredo that's cream-based. Just to avoid confusion cause here in the Philippines, we tend to mix it up. Well, I for one did not know that til now! We learn something new everyday! :)

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  1. I'd like to try that :)) sounds really easy and looks so yummy!

  2. it is! I hope you do get to try it :)



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