Pasta Carbonara

    20 minutes

    This is a lovely quick yet tasty and satisfying dish that I keep up my sleeve for busy weeknights. The whole family loves it.

    13 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 500g pasta
    • 150g smoked bacon or pancetta, diced
    • 200g cream
    • 1 egg
    • 100g Emmenthal or similar cheese, grated
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 pinch nutmeg, to taste
    • 15g butter
    • parmesan, to serve

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Boil the spaghetti according to packet instructions.
    2. In the meantime, in a bowl whisk together cream, egg and cheese. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
    3. Drain the pasta just before it is al dente.
    4. Heat a little butter in a deep frying pan then add the bacon and fry briefly. Add the pasta and pour over the cream sauce.
    5. Mix well and leave for about 2 minutes.
    6. Serve hot with parmesan.

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    Tassssssssty. Easy to make too. I can't prepare cabonara the way my Mum does(without cream) so this one does for me.  -  03 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Was ok!  -  23 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Not tried it, but about to use this recipe as a basis (I'll be making a bechamel sauce instead of using cream). Can't stop myself from saying, that photo is really not very flattering of the recipe!  -  04 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)