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Easy-peasy British bacon, pea and cheddar pasta

“This is my British twist on Italian carbonara, made with mature cheddar cheese, crisp bacon and sweet peas in a rich egg sauce. Serve with crunchy garlic bread and your favourite salad for a proper family feast.”

  • 4.4 Star
  • Timer Prep 5 min
    Cook 15 min
  • Chef hat Easy


Finely grate the Cheddar cheese. Dice the M&S bacon into small cubes.

And the rest...

  1. 1 Whisk the eggs in a small bowl with a fork, mix in the grated cheddar cheese and season with a pinch of black pepper.
  2. 2 Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water for 1 minute less than the packet instructions recommend. Add in the peas for the final couple of minutes to cook through.
  3. 3 Fry the bacon pieces in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat, for about 5 minutes, until they are golden and crisp. Remove the pan from the heat.
  4. 4 When the pasta and peas are cooked, drain, reserving a ladleful of pasta water. Add the pasta, peas and water to the bacon pan and toss together.
  5. 5 Pour in the egg and cheese mixture, toss through the pasta and stir for 2 minutes to allow the heat from the pasta to cook the eggs. Serve with a pinch of black pepper.

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5 Reviews

  • Anne

    Quick, easy and tasty meal

  • Peigi

    Loved this recipe. Is so quick and tasty

  • Sam

    Such a quick and easy recipe! Perfect for a busy day when time is short. It’s now a regular in our house

  • Pamela

    I made this and pan fried some jumbo prawns separately and added them when the pasta was served. Was magic …definitely cook this again. So quick and easy to make

  • Helen

    Lovely but would add more cheese next time