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Spaghetti Carbonara

The most comforting of Italian comfort foods. This easy-to-make carbonara takes no time at all and is bound to put a smile on anyone's face. Not a strictly traditional recipe but we're certain you'll love it.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 783 kcal


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 70 g parmesan
  • 70 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 170 g dried spaghetti
  • 130 g smoked bacon lardons
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 g frozen peas


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil with a pinch of salt. Add the spaghetti, ensuring it is fully immersed. This will need around 10 minutes to cook.
  • Fry the bacon lardons in a pan on a medium heat with the olive oil for 3 minutes.
  • Chop the garlic and add to the bacon the lardons. Fry for a further 2 minutes.
  • While frying, mix the egg yolk, milk and parmesan in a bowl with a sprinkle of water.
  • Add the peas to the pan with the bacon and garlic and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Drain the spaghetti, keeping a few spoonfuls' worth of pasta water. Add the spaghetti and pasta water to the pan with the other ingredients.
  • Add the egg, milk and parmesan mixture to the pan. Immediately turn the heat to the lowest setting and stir continuously until it reaches a creamy consistency (around 90 seconds).
  • Serve with freshly ground pepper.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 783kcal

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