Lately I have been all about cooked mushrooms. Whether it’s soup, a simple bowl of sauteed mushrooms, or these yummy little guys nothing makes me feel as comfy and cozy as mushrooms.
Proper Pasta Carbonara is made with egg, Parmesan cheese, pasta water and prosciutto to create a simple creamy pasta dish. Many Americans know a bastardized version that often involves peas and mushrooms. It’s delicious, but it isn’t Carbonara.
This is my take on the latter (thus “Fakey Carbonara”). It’s one of my favorite indulgent dinners and makes fantastic leftovers.