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There’s much debate over the origin of carbonara, whether it’s an Italian or Roman recipe. However, there’s no argument that carbonara is perfect for a delicious, easy to make dinner that will have you going back for seconds.

Follow these easy-steps for a delicious dinner ready in under thirty minutes.



400g spaghetti

1 tablespoon olive oil

150g pancetta or good bacon, diced

4 spring onions, sliced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

A pinch of dried chilli flakes

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons crème fraiche

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve



  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of slightly salted boiling water, until al dente.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the pancetta until it starts to brown.
  3. Add the spring onion, garlic and chilli flakes and cook for a few more minutes.
  4. In a bowl, mix together the eggs, crème fraiche and parmesan. Add black pepper to season.
  5. Drain the pasta and toss with the pancetta mixture.
  6. Stir in the egg mixture. The heat of the pasta and pan will cook the eggs.
  7. Serve immediately, with extra parmesan cheese.



If you’re looking to add an extra twist and some more vegetables to your carbonara, cook a handful of frozen peas while cooking the pasta!


Still hungry and want the perfect dessert to follow after you’ve finished your carbonara? Take a look at our chocolate tart recipe.

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