Speedy Spaghetti Carbonara
Updated: Jan 13, 2022
A cheap and tasty mid-week dinner which the whole family will love. It's quick and easy to make with egg, parmesan and bacon. Try adding frozen peas to the pasta when cooking to boost the veg content and serve with a crunchy side salad.
Makes approximately 4 servings
Preparation time is approximately 5 minutes
Cooking time is approximately 15 minutes
350g dried spaghetti (gluten free if required)
125g streaky bacon, snipped
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 egg, plus 2 yolks
50g parmesan cheese, grated
Fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
Salt & pepper
How to make speedy spaghetti carbonara
Boil the pasta in a large pan of salted water
Add olive oil to frying pan and fry bacon for a few minutes until golden and crisp. Add garlic, fry for 1 more minute and turn off the heat.
Lightly whisk egg and yolks with most of the grated parmesan. Add a little salt and pepper.
Drain pasta reserving some of the cooking water.
Add eggs and 1 spoon of cooking water to pasta and mix until pasta is coated and creamy. Stir in the bacon and garlic then serve topped with the remaining parmesan and chopped parsley.
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HINTS & TIPS
' Lighten- up' Try wholemeal spaghetti for a healthier option!
'Lighten up' use 1/2 the cheese in the recipe
Very tasty as a packed lunch the following day.
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