Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Vegetarian carbonara

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Everyone loves carbonara, so we've updated this Italian classic with asparagus and peas for summer. Our summer carbonara is vegetarian, ready in just 20 minutes and makes the most of seasonal veg, what could be better?


Try this veggie twist on a carbonara, or make our classic spaghetti carbonaravegan carbonara and penne carbonara.

Try more veggie options such as our vegetarian bolognese, vegetarian pasta bake, vegetarian stew and more vegetarian recipes.



  • asparagus tips 100g
  • peas 100g
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • olive oil
  • linguine 150g
  • egg yolk 1
  • double cream 100ml
  • parmesan (or vegetarian alternative) 25g, finely grated


  • Step 1

    Cook the asparagus until just tender, adding the peas for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Scoop out. Cook the linguine (you can use the same water).

  • Step 2

    Cook the garlic in a splash of olive oil for 2 minutes, then add the asparagus and peas and cook for a minute.

  • Step 3

    Whisk the egg yolk, cream and parmesan and season well.

  • Step 4

    Lift the cooked linguine out of the water with tongs and add to the asparagus pan.

  • Step 5

    Toss a couple of times then add the egg mix off the heat and keep tossing until everything is emulsified (add a couple of tbsp of pasta water to the pan if you need to).

  • Step 6

    Serve with extra parmesan, if you like.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 621
  • Fat 38.9g
  • Saturates 20.5g
  • Carbs 46.3g
  • Fibre 4.6g
  • Protein 19.3g
  • Salt 0.3g