Spaghetti Carbonara

"Traditional delicious Italian Carbonara for a speedy dinner in under 20 minutes!"
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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 500 grams Barilla spaghetti pasta
  • 200 grams diced small pancetta
  • 1 1/4 cups grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 3 whisked eggs
  • pepper to season


  • Step 1

    Add eggs, pecorino and pepper into a bowl, whisk well & set aside.

  • Step 2

    Bring a pot of salted water to the boil, add pasta & cook just under the recommended time.

  • Step 3

    Cook the pancetta in a saucepan over medium heat for 10 minutes until pancetta starts to crisp.

  • Step 4

    Reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Drain pasta & add into the saucepan with the pancetta. Reduce to the lowest heat. Add water, simmer & stir for 1 minute.

  • Step 5

    Turn off heat & stir in the eggs & pecorino and gently mix together. The residue heat will cook the egg and will create a creamy sauce.

  • Step 6

    Serve with extra pecorino.

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