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SMOKY BACON AND PEA CARBONARA

  • 4.5 Star
    rating
  • Timer Prep 5 min
    Cook 20 min
  • Chart 715.0 cal/
    serving
  • Chef hat Easy
    effort

Preparation

Crush the garlic clove. Finely grate the mature Cheddar. Snip the smoked streaky bacon into pieces.

Method

  1. 1 Gently melt the butter in a frying pan, then fry the bacon for 5-6 minutes, until crispy.
  2. 2 Stir in the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Move on to the next step while you wait.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water for 6-7 minutes.
  4. 4 Add the peas to the pan and cook for another 3 minutes, or until the spaghetti is cooked. Move on to the next step while you wait.
  5. 5 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, single cream and half the cheese. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.
  6. 6 Drain the pasta, then return to the pan.
  7. 7 Gently toss the bacon and egg mixture through the pasta and return to the hob briefly over a very low heat until warmed through.
  8. 8 Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve with garlic bread.

8 Reviews

  • Laura

    I could eat this every day. Slightly distraught to discover the calorie content. Yikes.

  • Cookie

    was tasty, but we did the sauce to recipe and it didnt turn out great had no taste and was like water...

  • Patricia

    Used smoked pancetta cubes instead of the bacon. Fabulous.

  • Frances

    Husband and 2 kids (1 is 4 & the other is 2) loved it, will def make it again soon.

  • Foodie

    This was an absolutely delicious recipe and so easy to make. Added chicken to it for some more substance.

  • Fatima

    It was scrummilicious. 😋

  • Sophie

    Tasty but very fattening!

  • Delish but Missing Something

    Made this last night, used more cream, garlic and cheese than recommend but was lacking something. Next time I may add spring onions or a shallot to give it a bit more flavour.