Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

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Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

  • Author: Helen Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


A delicious classic pasta recipe, that is economical and great tasting. Everybody loves creamy carbonara! Serves 4 for just $12! Dinner Cracked.



  • 300g spaghetti
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of rapidly boiling salted water until just tender to the bite – al dente.
  2. At the same time pan fry the bacon until cooked and almost crisp. Cool slightly and then chop into small pieces.
  3. Lightly whisk the eggs, yolks and cream together in bowl. Stir through the parmesan and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Drain the pasta and turn off the heat. Pour in the egg mixture and bacon. Gently stir for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.
  5. Serve immediately with extra parmesan cheese – and a crisp green salad.


  • Serving Size: 4

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January 20, 2017