Easy Slimming World Ham & Mushroom Carbonara Recipe

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We had inset day here after half term, which meant my two and four year old were at home together.  They were fine for most of the day, but when tiredness kicked in the two year old got really viscous towards her older sister.  She did it all, biting, scratching, hitting and pinching.  She went on the time out step and lost her favourite toy, but her behaviour didn’t improve much.

Dinner was meant to be minced beef with vegetables and balsamic vinegar, but there was no way I could spend all that time cooking in the kitchen whilst having to play referee to the kids at the same time.  So I text my husband to see if he liked carbonara, as I had a meal idea in my head that would take literally minutes.  Dinner has to be ready before my husband comes home from work, otherwise we enter the takeaway danger zone.  After having a challenging day with the kids, I knew that I was already on rocky ground.  I needed to move fast.

So, with literally 5 ingredients, my easy Slimming World Ham & Mushroom Carbonara recipe was born, and it was just the comforting bowl of pasta that I needed after the day I had had.  If you want to give it a try here’s the recipe.

Slimming World Ham & Mushroom Carbonara

Ingredients (serves 2)

150 grams Quark

3 eggs

120 grams ham sliced into strips

300 grams mushrooms

250 grams pasta of your choice

salt and pepper to taste


Slice the mushrooms and cut the ham into strips.  Put them in a pan on a medium heat to fry off.  I didn’t use any oil or fry light as there was enough moisture in the ingredients to cook them off.  Keep them warm until they are ready to add to the pasta.

Cook your pasta for the required time and drain.  Put the pasta back in the pan.

Mix the 3 eggs and quark together in a bowl until they are fully combined.  Add some salt and pepper to the mixture.

Add the cooked ham and mushrooms to the drained pasta.  Pour in the egg and quark mixture and stir throughly.

Serve immediately with salad or vegetables, or if you are in a hurry just as it comes.

Follow it with a portion of Slimming World Chocolate Mug Cake, and you won’t even realise you are on a diet!

If you need another quick meal, why not try my Slimming World Beef & Vegetable Stir Fry with Hoisin Sauce.


Zena is a 40ish year old Mum with 3 kids and UK travel blogger who is keen to pursue her passion for exploring despite being a busy parent. She’s also partial to coffee and chocolate.


  1. Margaret Gallagher
    February 22, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    That’s really quick and nutritious got all the family yo enjoy

  2. Samantha O'D
    February 22, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Looks tasty, I love anything with mushrooms in

  3. A S,Edinburgh
    February 22, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    Ooh, this looks fabulous! A great solution to the time pressure you were under. I hope things have settled down since :).

  4. Margaret Gallagher
    February 23, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Such an easy recipe that would fill us with health too

  5. Lia Burns
    February 27, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this, I’m currently pregnant and trying my hardest to stick to plan, this looks so yummy I’m going to give it a go tomorrow x

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