Ultimate spaghetti carbonara

Chef: Sunsweet
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Ultimate spaghetti carbonara
This rich and creamy dish with crisp bacon lardons is for a treat at the end of a tough week. 

100g of parmesan cheese, grated

3 large eggs

300g of dried spaghetti

2 large garlic cloves, sliced finely

50g of unsalted butter

Freshly grated black pepper and grated parmesan and a few crispy lardons on top, for garnish (optional)

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Then cook the pasta according to the instruction on the packet.

Beat the eggs in a medium bowl, season well and set aside.

Cook the lardons in butter in a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat until crisp.

Add the garlic and cook until tender.

Keep a low heat for the lardons and garlic, when the pasta is ready to drain, gently with a fork, add in the pasta.

Mix in most of the cheese and eggs through and be careful not to allow the eggs to become scrambled. Remove from heat immediately.

Keep back a small amount of cooking water.

Mix in a few teaspoons of the cooking water to give the sauce the ‘sauce’ texture.

Serve immediately with a little sprinkling of the remaining cheese and a grating of black pepper if using, along with garnish options.


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Eggs, Cheese, Pasta & Noodles, Pork

Recipe Type
Family Dinners, Pasta/Noodles, Classics


Level of Difficulty

If the dish does get a little dry before serving, add in some more hot pasta water and the sauciness will be revived.

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