Spaghetti carbonara

Very easy every day of the week recipe for spaghetti carbonara, no preparation time needed! Ready in about 20 minutes, recipe for 4 people.

20 minutes 4 people Main course
Spaghetti carbonara


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  • 600 grams spaghetti (1 lb 6 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 200 grams chopped streaky bacon (6 oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 75 gram parmesan cheese (3 oz)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Spaghetti carbonara ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Large pan
  • Large skillet
  • Pair of kitchen tongs
  • Bowl
  • Whisk


20 minutes 4 people Main course

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Spaghetti carbonara
Spaghetti carbonara

Cooking the spaghetti carbonara -- 20 minutes

COOK the spaghetti according to package instructions. Meanwhile, heat up 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the large skillet. ADD bacon and fry until the bacon starts to brown. CRACK the eggs and place them in the bowl and beat them using the whisk.

ADD in 200 ml double cream and season using salt and pepper. WHEN the pasta has cooked, drain and transfer the pasta into the large skillet with the bacon.

POUR over the egg and cream sauce and turn the heat back on. HEAT up the dish until hot, keep stirring all the time. This usually takes about 2-3 minutes.

SERVE spaghetti carbonara immediately with grated parmesan cheese on top. Enjoy this very basic and easy pasta dish.

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