Pasta carbonara

    25 min

    A classic Italian recipe, this is great for when you come home tired and want something quick but wholesome and delicious too.


    Leicestershire, England, UK
    40 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 400g spaghetti or other pasta
    • 250g bacon chopped
    • 2 courgettes chopped (optional)
    • 4 eggs lightly beaten
    • Large handful of parmesan grated
    • Finely chopped parsley (optional)
    • Salt and pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Put your pasta on to boil.
    2. While the pasta is cooking fry your bacon and courgettes (if using) in a large pan.
    3. Once your pasta is cooked remove from the heat and toss in the beaten eggs, work quickly and make sure all the pasta is coated.
    4. Add the remaining ingredients reserving a little parmesan and mix well.
    5. Serve with a sprinkling of the reserved parmesan.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Double cream rather than eggs  -  13 Jul 2009


    Something else. I usually add milk at step 3, pouring it in while mixing the eggs and pasta until there's no more left. I also chop up the bacon into small pieces, about the size of your thumbnail. It probably wouldn't change the taste, but it's what I've always done  -  08 Mar 2009


    Used different ingredients. Used Double cream with the bacon rather than milk and eggs  -  20 Jun 2009