Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Looks easy; is easy; tastes amazing … and only takes moments. And like all the best recipes, is so easy to add your own ingredients to suit your family’s tastes.

Ready in 25 minutes
Serves 4 people


400g Cook Italia Spaghetti
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
100g Pancetta, cubed
25g Cook Italia Grated Italian Cheese
2 Eggs
A pinch Salt and Black Pepper


Cook the Spaghetti in a large pan of boiling water, with a pinch of salt, for 8 to 10 minutes. 

Meanwhile, heat the Olive Oil in a pan on a medium heat. Add the pancetta and fry, stirring occasionally, until it’s crisp and golden, then drain off any excess fat from the pan. Leave the pancetta in the pan but remove it from the heat.

Whisk the eggs and Cheese together in a bowl, and season with black pepper.

When the Spaghetti is how you like it – ‘al dente’ or a little softer – drain off all the water, and tip the fried pancetta into the pan with the Spaghetti.

Keeping the pan off the heat, add the beaten eggs, mix quickly and thoroughly then cover the pan with a lid for 90 seconds.

Serve immediately with black pepper and a sprinkling of Grated Italian Cheese for a final flourish.

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