gluten-free pasta carbonara ingredients

It’s one of the most popular recipes on our site, so we thought we’d share a few ideas of how to jazz up carbonara, with some gorgeous twists.

These versions of carbonara include brilliant ingredient hacks and nice tips to take the recipe in different directions. Get stuck in and make it your own!

First up, here’s Jamie’s ultimate recipe for carbonara, made as authentically as possible:

QUICK & EASY CARBONARA

The addition of sausage is not traditional… but, boy, is it good!Image of a plate of sausage carbonana

CHORIZO CARBONARA

The spicy sausage really fires up the creamy sauce – a great combo with the zesty salad!Perfect carbonara - chorizo

SKINNY CARBONARA

Make it a little lighter, with Jamie’s gorgeous recipe from Everyday Superfood.Perfect carbonara - skinny

SMOKED MACKEREL CARBONARA

Swap bacon for smoked fish in this beautiful, comforting pasta.smoked mackerel carbonara

GENNARO’S CARBONARA

A proper nod to the classic, Gennaro’s recipe is a real big-hitter.

FARFALLE CARBONARA

Change the pasta shapes, keep the same incredible flavours!Farfalle carbonara

COURGETTE CARBONARA

Add colourful courgettes to the silky sauce for a summery twist.courgette carbonara

CARBONARA CAKE!

Use up leftover cooked spaghetti and create something epic!Carbonara cake

For more delicious Italian inspiration, take a look at our collection of pasta recipes here.