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Spaghetti Carbonara


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 20m

A classic Italian pasta dish. Simple and easy to make.


  • 450g dried spaghetti
  • 300g sliced pancetta or streaky bacon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 10 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, finely grated, plus extra to serve
  • 100ml cream
  • A splash of olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Step 1

Firstly cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes in boiling salted water to which a splash of olive oil has been added.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat a frying pan and fry the pancetta (or bacon) without any extra oil until it’s crisp and golden, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Next, whisk the eggs, yolks and cream in a bowl and season generously with black pepper then whisk in the cheese.

Step 4

When the pasta is cooked, drain it quickly in a colander, leaving a little of the moisture still clinging.

Step 5

Now quickly return it to the saucepan and add the pancetta and any oil in the pan, along with the egg and cream mixture.

Step 6

Stir very thoroughly, so that everything gets a good coating – what happens is that the liquid egg cooks brie y as it comes into contact with the hot pasta.

Step 7

Serve the pasta in really hot bowls with some extra grated cheese.

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