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Smokey Mushroom Carbonara

A vegetarian spin on the classic carbonara!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: carbonara, pasta, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Author: tastesofthyme


  • 1 340g Linguine One box
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 cups mushrooms cut into small pieces
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese together. Set aside.
  • In a non-stick frying pan, add the oil, liquid smoke, maple syrup, tamari and mushrooms. Mix the mushrooms into the sauce and continue to stir over medium-high heat until crispy. This takes about 10 minutes. Once mushrooms are crispy, stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant. Turn off the heat if pasta isn't ready yet.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the directions. Once the pasta is done, scoop out a cup of pasta water and set aside. Strain the pasta and immediatly mix with the egg mixture. As soon as the pasta is fully covered in the egg, add in the mushrooms and continue to toss. If the sauce seems too thick, add a bit of pasta water.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.