EASY Slimming World Ham & Mushroom Pasta Carbonara Recipe

When I come up with a new slimming world recipe, I’m going to share it here on the blog.  This week’s recipe is slimming world ham and mushroom pasta, and it’s so east to make.  I’ve used fusilli in this version but you could easily change that and make slimming world ham and mushroom tagliatelle instead.

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.  What does this have to do with making slimming world carbonara though?

Slimming World Ham and Mushroom Pasta - mushrooms and ham in saucepan

Dinner was meant to be slimming world 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 slimming world 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 to make sure that a slimming world friendly meal was going to be on the table that night.

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

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Slimming World Ham & Mushroom Carbonara Pasta

Ingredients (serves 2)

150 grams Quark

3 eggs

120 grams ham sliced into strips (any visible fat removed)

300 grams mushrooms

250 grams pasta of your choice (fusilli, spaghetti or tagliatelle work well)

salt and pepper to taste


Slimming world Ham & Mushroom carbonara pasta served in a bowl

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.

Have you tried any ham and mushroom pasta slimming world recipes before?

Zena Goldman

Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life. Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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7 Discussion to this post

  1. Margaret Gallagher says:

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

  2. Samantha O'D says:

    Looks tasty, I love anything with mushrooms in

  3. A S,Edinburgh says:

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

  4. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Such an easy recipe that would fill us with health too

  5. Veronica Lee says:

    Yummm! Looks healthy and delish. I love easy recipes.
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  6. Lia Burns says:

    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

  7. Lisa says:

    This sounds lovely but I am worried that the eggs are not cooked??

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