A classic spaghetti carbonara is one of the quickest and easiest pasta dishes to make, that everyone loves.


  • 500g spaghetti of choice

  • 4 egg yolk (preferably free-range or organic)

  • 200g bacon or pancetta, diced (preferably free-range or organic)

  • 2 Tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve

  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


  • 1.

    Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to packet instructions, until al dente

  • 2.

    Heat a frying pan over medium to high heat and cook the bacon until crispy

  • 3.

    Drain the pasta and add to the cooked bacon

  • 4.

    In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs yolks and parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper

  • 5.

    Add the egg and cheese mix to the pasta and stir quickly (so as not to cook the eggs and leave you with scrambled egg sauce instead) to combine until you have a rich and creamy texture

  • 6.

    Top with extra parmesan cheese, fresh parsley and serve immediately

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Posted by Julie418Report
This is one of my favorite meals! I sure will try this recipe!
Posted by SuzanVReport
What is with the 0.33cup & 0.25cup???? What's that in normal measurements for goodness sakes lol
Posted by LorraineReport
I never liked Spaghetti Carbonara until I tried this one. Now I cook it all the time. It is sooo much better without the cream!
Posted by JD130Report
Was wondering if anyone else noticed the black bug that appeared on the raddichio that Neil Perry was chopping during the video for the Carbonara ? !!!!!!
Posted by puskasReport
it's a great dish to cook, very easy and tasty. the video helped alot thanx for that!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by ClydeReport
I have been cooking this one for years and its fantastic. Rick Stein does a similar Carbonara but he puts the pasta (when cooked) in the pan with the panchetta, adds the egg etc and cheese and stirs. Top with more cheese when serving.
Posted by DL97Report
Making it yet again tonight!!
Posted by DL97Report
I am still making this dish on a regular basis---NOTHING beats the genuine article !!
Posted by DL97Report
I am still making this dish on a regular basis---- nothing beats the genuine article!!
Posted by LittleGourmetReport
mmm looks delicious :)