Student carbonara

    25 min

    My girlfriend and I had a few ingredients lying around and just sort of chucked some ingredients together, attempting to make a carbonara with what we had and we loved it - so here it is. Being students we used things like Tesco value ham and reduced out-of-date cream so this can be done cheaply! :) Very flexible recipe, so adjust amounts to suit taste especially with things like cheese depending on how strong it is.


    Cambridgeshire, England, UK
    9 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 150g spaghetti
    • 10 slices ham or bacon
    • 50ml double cream
    • 100ml creme fraiche
    • 100g Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 50g frozen peas

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Boil a saucepan of water and add the spaghetti, meanwhile slice up the ham or bacon into small squares - about 16 squares per slice of ham (and grate the cheese if not done yet).
    2. Heat some oil in another pan and add the ham or bacon until browned. (also add an onion if you want)
    3. Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain contents of the pan into a colander and rinse the pan with cold water to cool it down. Put the spaghetti back in and add all of the cream, creme fraiche, cheese, peas and ham or bacon (all of the ingredients basically) then simply heat until the cheese has melted and the meal is hot, but do not boil.
    4. Once plated up add pepper, more cheese or mixed herbs if this is to your taste, enjoy!


    Add more vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, etc., to suit taste. Good for finishing up things like out-of-date cream or cheap ham.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (0)