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Four cheese, Carbonara with Bacon and Greek Yoghurt

carbonara four cheeses and bacon

When it comes to a busy day I always resort to making a pasta dish which can be made in minimum time and still have a delicious meal.

It was not a planned meal so I used the ingredients I had at hand.  I always have grated cheese in the deep freezer and had a low fat cream and when I saw the Greek yoghurt in the fridge I decided to go for it.

The outcome was amazing.  A light meal with so much flavour.  The bacon was just enough to give its flavour and the Greek yoghurt combined with the cheeses gave a slightly sour but delicious cream.

The chevril also added a wonderful aroma to the dish.

I had some leftover spanakopita from the previous day which matched perfectly with our meal.

Four cheese, Carbonara with Bacon and Greek Yoghurt

Preparation time:  10 minutes

Cooking time:  15 minutes

Serves 5



  • 500 grams penne rigate
  • 1 tbsp salt
  •  5 slices bacon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 grams cheese, mozzarella, kerrygold light, milner light, gouda
  • 1 large egg
  • 100 grams Greek yoghurt
  • 200 ml light cream
  • 50 ml light milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup pasta water
  • Finely chopped myronia (chervil) or parsley (optional)



  1. Cook pasta in salted hot water, al dente, according to package instructions, about 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil and sauté the bacon on both sides until crispy and set aside.
  3. Beat the egg and add the yoghurt, cream, cheeses, salt and pepper and mix.  If the cream is too thick, dilute it to a runny consistency with some milk.
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  5. Finally add the cheese mixture and mix until the cheeses melt and the sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Serve with more freshly grated black pepper and some myronia or parsley on top.

Four Cheese Carbonara with yoghurt

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7 Responses

  1. What a great use for yoghurt! the dish looks so good – my girls would LOVE this!

  2. this is the kind of meal that my daughter would love! Pasta is such a time-saver and this one is creamy and delicious as well. Thanks Ivy!

    • Ivy

      Yes, my daughter’s favourite as well!

  3. Tasty! A wonderful carbonara.



  4. A delicious and comforting meal, Ivy.
    Have a great Sunday!

  5. Oh man that looks so freaking good.

  6. Another great recipe. It looks delicious. I’ll definitely try this at home.