Spaghetti Carbonara

20 Nov


This is such a tasty and easy dinner that can be put on the table in a bout 20mins. It is so full of flavor and only uses a few ingredients and they are ingredients that are usually in my house anyway. I used loads of different pasta shapes in this because I just had bits and pieces in bags left in my cupboard, but I would usually use tagliatelle or linguine because I like the way they can be really evenly coated.

Spaghetti Carbonara

200-250g pasta shapes

2 egg yolks

25g grated Parmesan

1tbsp rapeseed/olive oil

1 onion, diced

50g bacon bits/ pancetta

1/4tsp chilli flakes, or more to taste

1/2tsp dried thyme

salt and pepper

  • Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Meanwhile heat the oil in a small frying pan and fry the onion and pancetta until the onion is softened and the pancetta fully cooked. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drain the pasta, retaining a bit of the cooking liquid, and return to the pot. Add the egg yolks, Parmesan, cooked onion and pancetta, chilli flakes and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix to combine and if it is a bit thick or stiff, add a drop of the cooking liquid and mix until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Serve hot with extra Parmesan and a crunchy salad.




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