Quick & easy Spaghetti Carbonara


  • 2tbsp Olive oil
  • Pack of bacon lardons
  • x3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • x3 eggs (beaten)
  • Mature cheddar or Parmesan cheese (grate a bowl full)
  • Spaghetti (enough for 4 people)
  • Parsley (fresh or dried)
  • Salt and Pepper


  • In a large pan boil some water for the spaghetti (add some salt too)
  • Cook spaghetti for around 9 minutes
  • Meanwhile heat the oil in a deep frying pan
  • Fry the bacon lardons until browned
  • Add the garlic, stirring all the time to avoid burning
  • Take a ladle or two of the salted pasta water and pop in a cup to one side
  • Beat the eggs in a jug and season lightly, adding half the grated cheese
  • Drain the pasta and add to the bacon and garlic in the frying pan (make sure the hob is on low or off)
  • Stir round ensuring the pasta is covered in the juicy bacon-garlic oil
  • Add a few glugs of the water kept over
  • Pour the beaten eggs over the pasta and stir (the hot frying pan should cook the egg mixture but be careful not to overcook or it will turn scrambled!)
  • Keep stirring the pasta and egg mixture until saturated and egg has gone creamy colour
  • Sprinkle parsley over the top with the rest of the cheese and serve immediately

Enjoy! X

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