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Spaghetti Carbonara

A simple yet tasty Italian staple
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bacon, italian, pasta, spaghetti
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 600 kcal


  • 2 - 3 eggs depending on size free range eggs are always best
  • 1 - 2 cloves of garlic peeled and chopped or sliced thinly
  • 1/2 packed of pancetta most packets come with two separate sections
  • 100 g spaghetti
  • grated parmesan freshly grated is best
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Prepare the spaghetti al dente as usual
  2. While the spaghetti is cooking (usually 6 to 8 minutes) fry the pancetta with garlic. You might need to add a small bit of oil to the pan, but pancetta has a lot of its own oils
  3. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them. Add a bit of the black pepper and some of the parmesan
  4. When the spaghetti is ready drain it
  5. Combine the spaghetti and eggs in a large bowl, then add the pancetta with garlic.
  6. Mix the pancetta and garlic well so that they're relatively well mixed into the pasta
  7. Serve and enjoy!