Vegetarian pasta carbonara

Vegetarian pasta carbonara

* VEGETARIAN  *CONTAINS EGGS  *NUT FREE *SOY FREE

Ingredients

6 serves

25 serves

60 serves

Pasta (uncooked)

250g

1.25kg

2.75kg

Frozen peas

200g

900g

2kg

Oil

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

5 tablespoons

Garlic, crushed

2 cloves (10g)

4 cloves (20g)

10 cloves (50g)

Button mushrooms, finely sliced

250g

800g

2kg

Eggs

6

25

60

Evaporated skim milk

125mL

2 x 375mL cans

5 x 375mL cans

Parmesan cheese, grated

100g

400g

1kg

 

Method

  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan according to packet instructions. Add peas 2 minutes before pasta is cooked.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat oil and sauté crushed garlic.
  3. Add mushrooms and cook on medium heat until soft.
  4. Beat eggs and milk in a bowl. Add grated parmesan cheese.
  5. Drain cooked pasta and peas. Return to saucepan over heat.
  6. Add mushrooms and stir to combine.
  7. Add egg and cheese mixture and stir until egg mixture has thickened.
  8. Serve with salad (e.g. carrot and raisin sunshine salad or a green salad) to boost vegetable intake and to introduce colour to the meal.

 

 Each serve provides

  • 1 children’s serve of meat alternatives* (eggs)
  • 1 children’s serve of vegetables**
  • 1 ½ children’s serve of grains*** (pasta)
  • 1 children’s serve of milk/alternatives**** (cheese)
  • A good source of vitamin C
  • A source of iron (egg)

 

Tip

  • Other vegetables which are rich in vitamin C can be added to this recipe to boost iron absorption. You can try capsicum, cauliflower, zucchini, green beans or spinach leaves.

 

Allergy modification

  • For a milk protein free option, substitute the milk with an equal measure of calcium fortified soy or rice drink and omit the cheese
  • For a gluten/wheat free option, substitute pasta with gluten free pasta (check gluten free products for soy, if necessary). 

 

    * One children’s serve of lean meat, poultry, fish or alternatives is equal to half a serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
    ** One children’s serve of vegetables is equal to one serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
    *** One children’s serve of (grain) cereal foods is equal to one serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
    **** One children’s serve of milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives is equal to just under half a serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.