Classic Carbonara

    30 min

    It takes only 6 ingredients to make this delicious Italian pasta dish. Streaky bacon is tossed with fettuccine, eggs, Parmesan, double cream and black pepper. Perfect for lunch or dinner.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g dry fettuccine
    • 8 rashers streaky bacon
    • 4 eggs
    • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 300ml double cream
    • ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add fettuccine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Fry bacon in frying pan over medium heat until crispy, remove and drain on kitchen towels. Roughly chop and set aside.
    3. Beat the eggs, cheese and cream in a bowl, then add the bacon. Pour over the fettuccine in the pan and toss gently using tongs.
    4. Return the pan to a very low heat and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Don't overheat or the eggs will scramble. Season well with black pepper and serve.

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    This is so easy to make and very tasty! . I used cheddar instead of parmesan and it tasted delicious!!! Thank you for the recipe, will be making it again soon!!!  -  07 Apr 2013


    Made with prawns  -  09 Mar 2017


    Lovely rich recipe use the best parmasan cheese you can find it makes all the difference  -  22 Mar 2015