Easy carbonara

Bacon, eggs & Parmesan

Easy carbonara

Easy carbonara

Serves 2
Cooks In10 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 454 23%
  • Fat 17.4g 25%
  • Saturates 5.9g 30%
  • Sugars 2.6g 3%
  • Salt 0.8g 13%
  • Protein 23g 46%
  • Carbs 55.7g 21%
  • Fibre 2.2g -
Of an adult's reference intake
Recipe From

Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 150 g dried spaghetti
  • 2 rashers of higher-welfare smoked streaky bacon
  • olive oil
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 30 g Parmesan cheese , plus extra for grating
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By Jamie Oliver
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Method

  1. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions.
  2. Slice the bacon and place in a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat with half a tablespoon of olive oil and a really good pinch of black pepper. Leave it to get super-golden and crispy, tossing occasionally, then turn off the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl, then finely grate in the Parmesan and mix well.
  4. Use tongs to transfer your pasta straight into the pan and toss with the bacon.
  5. Pour the Parmesan eggs into the pan, and keep everything moving, loosening with splashes of the pasta cooking water until you have a silky sauce. Make sure the pan isn’t too hot otherwise the eggs will scramble.
  6. Plate up the pasta, and finish with an extra grating of Parmesan.

Tips

EASY SWAPS:
1. Use Cheddar cheese instead of Parmesan.
2. If you haven’t got any eggs, don’t worry – the starchy pasta water will be enough.

Recipe From

Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On

By Jamie Oliver