Carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara

Cheesy, smoky and deliciously indulgent, this classic Italian pasta dish only takes a handful of ingredients to make

, 20 July 2020

(2 votes)

Spaghetti carbonara
  • 20 Mins

  • Serves: 4

  • Price: 96p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 284g serving contains
  • Energy

    2840KJ

    679KCAL

    34%
  • Fat

    32.7g

    high

    47%
  • Saturates

    11.1g

    high

    56%
  • Sugars

    2.0g

    low

    2%
  • Salt

    1.87g

    high

    31%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1000kJ/239kcal.
Ingredients
  • 5 medium egg yolks
  • 75g Pecorino Romano or Parmesan, finely grated
  • 3tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 130g diced pancetta
  • 350g Barilla Spaghetti
Method
  • In a bowl, beat the egg yolks with 1/3 of the grated cheese.

  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the pancetta and fry for a few minutes until lightly browned.

  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pan of water according to pack instructions. Drain, reserving some of the cooking water, and add the pasta to the frying pan with the pancetta.

  • Remove the pan from the heat, add the beaten egg yolks and a few tbsps of pasta water, stirring constantly, for about 30 seconds.

  • Add the remaining cheese and mix well.

  • Serve immediately with freshly ground black pepper.