Donna Hay's fast, fresh, simple Pasta Carbonara.


  • 200g fettuccine or thick pasta

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 cup (250ml) single (pouring) cream

  • ⅓ cup (25g) finely grated parmesan cheese

  • sea salt and cracked black pepper

  • 4−6 slices prosciutto

  • extra finely grated parmesan, to serve


  • 1.

    Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8−10 minutes or until al dente.

  • 2.

    Drain, return to the pan and place over low heat.

  • 3.

    Add the egg yolks, cream, parmesan, salt and pepper and stir for 2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly and coated the pasta.

  • 4.

    Place on serving plates and top with torn pieces of prosciutto.

  • 5.

    Sprinkle with extra parmesan to serve.

  • 6.

    *Tip: Pasta twirl, be quite violent when shaking pasta


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Posted by Gillian76Report
love that twisting effect - this recipe just sharpened my own version and more simple too!
Posted by Naomi92Report
try grilling the prosciutto makes for a nice texture removes the crewyness
Posted by RaewynReport
Wow ! this recipe is fantastic.It took no time in making it.The kids love it.
Posted by Sky6Report
I am new to cooking regular fresh evening meals and this one was the first Donna Hay recipe I've tried and my family loves it. Will certainly be a regular option.
Posted by Hot ChilliReport
Love this recipe. It's quick, simple & delicious - perfect for a busy Mum. Love the show. Donna has such a gentle nature.
Posted by Melinda63Report
Love this recipe!
Posted by SallyReport
Love this recipe too, especially the use of prosciutto - the more the better. Thanks Donna for taking this recipe back to basics.
Posted by Gary116Report
She certainly has recipes that are simple !! That's what i like - Go Girl
Posted by Luis85Report
I made this recipe twice in one day. Delicious!
Posted by SharonlReport
Tried this tonight for the first time and was my first donna recipe. Very quick and simple, i think i may have cooked the sauce for slightly too long as mine was a little dry and I prefer it a bit more saucy. Also added in some mushrooms, parsley and cooked the prosciutto. Will definitely try again but will make extra sauce next time.