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About this recipe: A few simple ingredients are all you need to create this swift version of the Italian classic, spaghetti carbonara. Creamy eggs softly scramble in the hot pasta with pancetta and fresh spring onions for extra flavour. Delicious!
Instead of using eggs, crème fraîche and Parmesan cheese, make a smooth, creamy sauce by heating 125g soft cheese with garlic and herbs with 100ml full-fat milk in a small pan, stirring constantly. Toss through the cooked spaghetti with the pancetta or bacon, spring onions and peas, and serve immediately. * Instead of frying pancetta or bacon and spring onions, use 125g smoked salmon, cut into thin strips (or use trimmings), and add 2 tbsp snipped fresh chives.
pack of ready-cut dry-cured smoked lardons or pancetta saves time, or add strips of ready-cooked crispy bacon rashers (you will need about 6) at step 4. * ‘Quick cook’ spaghetti takes just 5 minutes.