Like most households in the weeks leading up to Christmas can be rather busy and at work too, so this was the perfect opportunity to work with Schwartz, the largest herbs and spices company in the world. They sent me a packet of their Spaghetti Carbonara mix – where you just assemble the milk, bacon and mushrooms as recommended.
I love the packaging it’s simple and eye catching, everything is clearly stated on the packet; suitable for vegetarians, no artificial flavours, no hydrogenated fat and no added preservatives or MSG.
I also love that the packet suggests alternative ways of making the dish or if you’re feeling creative check out their recipe page!
For the carbonara mix I used less than the required milk – just adjust depending on how thick you’d like it! It’s very easy to make, and it takes approximately 20 minutes and its ready to serve.
Below is my own take on this classic recipe:
Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Onion (optional)
450ml Milk Semi Skinned (or alternative)
Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese (optional)
How to make it:
1. Add a splash of oil, fry the bacon until you’re happy with it, chuck the chopped onion and mushrooms in and mix it together for 2 mins.
2. In a jug pop the milk and mixture in and stir it thoroughly, gradually add the mixture into the pan until it’s thickened to your liking.
3. Add cheese to create a thicker and richer taste.
4. Pour the sauce onto the cooked spaghetti, season to taste, add coriander and serve.
I highly recommend this carbonara mix as it tasted amazing; the flavours worked well together – a velvety texture with a rich and creamy taste. I must admit I was a bit sceptical at first, as I have used sachets in the past and they have never been to my liking, so I’m happy that I now know Schwartz herbs and spices are the ones to look out for. This little sachet serves 4 but I managed to create 5 portions and took the rest to work. The carbonara still tasted great even reheated, so if you’re in need of a quick and easy meal, this is definitely a sachet to try! Plus it’s only 85p at Tesco!
*Disclosure: Schwartz gifted me the Spaghetti Carbonara Mix, but all views were my own.