How to Make Homemade Cream Pasta Sauce
Birthdays and special occasions are never complete without pasta dishes. Families dine in at fancy restaurants to enjoy their favorite pasta with cream sauce. Now, you don’t have to go to expensive food chains to savor this famous Italian specialty. With you choice of any pasta noodle, you can already make your own homemade cream pasta sauce.
There are lots of different creamy sauces you can add to your noodles. The most popular though, when you hear the term “cream” is the white sauce. Aside from the traditional red meatball sauce (see our recipe for homemade tomato pasta sauce here), this one’s a favorite with most kids.
One popular homemade cream pasta sauce is the Creamy Carbonara Sauce. This is a white thick sauce usually made of chicken, ham and mushroom for the basic meat ingredients. Its base sauce has evaporated milk and all-purpose cream for the main ingredients.
The Carbonara sauce is one of the easiest to prepare and cook among the creamy pasta sauces. It is best, not just for special occasions, but for everyday snacks too. The Carbonara sauce is a perfect homemade cream pasta sauce for busy moms and dads who still want to ensure their kids are foods they personally prepared despite their hectic schedule.
It’s easier than you think to make Cream Sauce for Pasta!
If you are among the aforementioned, or you haven’t tried cooking this pasta dish, worry not. This recipe we’re sharing is so simple and easy to follow. Plus, we’ll give you a tip on what pasta type can perfectly match your Carbonara sauce. We’ll even recommend the some cheeses to garnish and add taste to your delicious homemade cream pasta sauce.
Happy Italian cooking!
Here’s what you need to make homemade pasta cream sauce:
2 teaspoons olive oil
200 grams sliced pancetta (roughly chopped)
3 cloves garlic (crushed)
2 eggs and egg yolks (at room temperature)
½ cup cream (thickened)
75 grams parmesan cheese (finely grated)
Here are 3 simple steps for your yummy creamy Carbonara sauce:
- In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium fire. Then, add the garlic and pancetta. Cook while you stir for about 5 minutes (or until you achieve crispness in your pancetta). Drain the said ingredients on a paper towel.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, parmesan cheese (about ¾ of it), and cream. Season the mixed ingredients with salt and pepper (see: Salt + Pepper Grinders).
- Add the pancetta and egg mixtures to your choice of pasta. Season again with salt and pepper. Toss all the combined ingredients over low fire until they are well-combined. Serve your creamy Carbonara pasta with the remaining parmesan cheese you have.
- Most people are pretty happy with a few chunks of garlic or pancetta in there. But, if you like yours perfectly smooth, be sure to use a hand blender to mix things up.
All about the Pasta
Typically, Carbonara sauce is paired with spaghetti noodles. There are many people who like it on flat noodles too, such as the fettuccine and linguini pasta noodles. Another great option is a shell-like pasta like cavatelli. Learn more here: What is Cavatelli?
If you’re serious about making your pasta with cream sauce as delicious as possible, you’re going to need to make your own pasta at home. You can easily make your own spaghetti or other flat noodles with a pasta maker.
Check out this article for our recommendations to help you make the best choice for you and your family: Top 5 Pasta Machines.
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Pasta With Cream Sauce Add-Ons
Make your pasta dish more attractive with toasted bread on the side. Buttered and garlic toasted bread are quite a perfect match for this! If you think parmesan cheese is not enough, grate some cheddar cheese on top of your pasta to add flavor.
Have your Say about This Creamy Pasta Sauce
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