Creamy, vegan carbonara

Creamy, vegan carbonara

Joe Lovell
Joe Lovell
Sep 15th 2022

Tune in for the ultimate back-to-routine recipe series from Chef Joe - perfect recipes guaranteed to satisfy the whole family or, if you will, also your whole student flat. Neat.⁠ ⁠ Today, we bring you this creamy, peppery, smoky, indulgent (and of course, vegan) CARBONARA. If you have been missing this classic staple dish in your diet or have simply not given it a try, it's now the time.⁠ ⁠ Full recipe below👇️⁠

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🗒 Ingredients - serves 4 ⁠

⁠ 300-400g linguine pasta ⁠ Salty boiling water ⁠ ⁠ Sauce:⁠

  • Splash of sunflower oil⁠
  • 1 onion - finely chopped ⁠
  • 3 garlic cloves - finely chopped⁠
  • Pinch of salt⁠
  • 120g vegan bacon - chopped into pieces ⁠
  • 400g chestnut mushrooms - finely sliced ⁠
  • 1tsp garlic granules ⁠
  • 1tbsp smoked paprika ⁠
  • 250g plant cream ⁠
  • 200ml pasta water ⁠
  • 1 veggie stock cube ⁠
  • Salt and pepper to taste⁠

Recommended sides:⁠

  • Vegan cheese topping ⁠
  • Garlic bread ⁠
  • Mixed leaf salad ⁠

👩‍🍳 Method:⁠

  1. Bring a large pan of salty water to a boil. Once boiling, add in the pasta and boil for 8-10 minutes.⁠

⁠ 2. For the sauce. Add a pan to medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and salt and cook until translucent. Then, add in the bacon pieces for 3 minutes.⁠ ⁠ 3. Add the mushrooms, garlic granules and smoked paprika and cook for 5 minutes or until the mushrooms start to turn golden brown.⁠ ⁠ 4. Once cooked, drain the pasta in a colander. Save some water for the sauce. Leave the pasta to the side.⁠ ⁠ 5. Add in the cream, pasta water, stock cube and seasoning to taste.⁠ ⁠ 6. Bring the sauce to a boil. Once thickened, remove from the heat and add the pasta.⁠ ⁠ 7. Mix well and serve with the recommended sides above🍝⁠ ⁠

Joe Lovell

Joe Lovell

Head Chef at Planty

Joe is fully immersed in UK food culture, inspiring his staff with his crazy energy and sense of humor. With a Michelin star background - having worked hundreds of hours in Gordon Ramsay’s kitchens, including the well-known Petrus restaurant - Joe is now Planty’s Head Chef, helping to create a better way for people to switch to eating more plants

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