Creamy spaghetti carbonara

Creamy spaghetti carbonara


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About this recipe: In my opinion, there's nothing better than a simply prepared spaghetti carbonara - one of my favourite meals! I know a true carbonara does not call for any cream, but this version is deliciously creamy.


Serves: 4 

  • 500g spaghetti
  • 200ml cream
  • 1 egg
  • 100g Emmenthal cheese, grated
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • a knob of butter
  • 150g smoked bacon or pancetta, diced
  • grated Parmesan cheese to serve

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

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

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Reviews (3)


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


Was ok! - 23 May 2013


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

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