Best ever spaghetti carbonara 1

Best ever spaghetti carbonara

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Check out our best ever spaghetti carbonara recipe. This creamy, classic carbonara is a bound to please a crowd. We love it with parmesan and lots of freshly ground black pepper



  • spaghetti 250g
  • butter
  • shallot 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • smoked streaky bacon 6 rashers, chopped
  • eggs 2
  • single cream 142ml carton
  • parmesan 25g, finely grated


  • Step 1

    Boil a large pan of water and cook the pasta following the packet instructions.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat a knob of butter in a small frying pan and cook the shallot, garlic and bacon for 5–7 minutes until golden.

  • Step 3

    Beat together the eggs, cream, most of the parmesan and plenty of ground black pepper.

  • Step 4

    Drain the spaghetti and return to the pan, off the heat. Add the shallot and egg mixtures and toss together.

  • Step 5

    Divide between two bowls then scatter the rest of the parmesan over, with a grinding of black pepper to serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 913
  • Fat 44.1g
  • Carbs 95.3g
  • Fibre 3.9g
  • Protein 39.7g
  • Salt 2.57g