Christmas Leftovers: Turkey or Ham Carbonara

Christmas has come and gone and the fridge is full of leftover ham and turkey, but you can’t eat other

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, then drain well.



Melt the butter in a deep frypan over medium flame.

Add the bacon  to the pan and cook until just starting to crisp. Add the pine nuts stirring to cook the flavours together.

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, then drain well.

In a large heatproof bowl, mix the eggs, cream, garlic and parmesan together. Add bacon and pine nuts, and season with salt and pepper.

Add the cooked and drained pasta to the egg mixture and stir it together for 1 minute.  The heat from the pasta will cook that sauce.  Stir through the turkey or the ham leftover from Christmas Dinner and sprinkle with fresh flat leaf parsley.

    • Made lasagne today out of many leftovers of vegetables, capsicum, roasted onion, roast pumpkin, broccolini, yum!

    • So Marta, you like me like carbonara with just egg mixed through the pasta, or perhaps just dropped onto the top of the dish as it is served and then each one of us stirs it through?

  1. How many serves would this be, seems a lot of ingredients to include (butter and 4 eggs) hard for a single or couple to reduce the contents. Maybe halve for 2 large serves.

  2. JAY  

    I used left over salad and stir fried it with enough additions , mixed together soy, oyster and Worcestershire sauces and a little water Added sliced turkey and ham and heated through A quick and easy meal

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