Best Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Easy spaghetti carbonara

  • serves 2
  • Easy

This creamy, classic carbonara is a bound to please a crowd. We love it with parmesan and lots of freshly ground black pepper


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Everyone loves a creamy carbonara and it’s super-quick to put together. We add a little cream to our carbonara recipe, it’s not totally authentic but it means you are less likely to overcook the eggs and you will end up with a really silky pasta sauce. It’s our expert tip for making the dish easier to make.



  • spaghetti 250g
  • butter
  • shallot 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • smoked streaky bacon 6 rashers, chopped
  • eggs 2
  • single cream 150ml
  • 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.

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Nutritional Information

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