Jamie's Pasta Carbonara

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Jamie's Pasta Carbonara

Added by: on Jan 10th, 2016
Arabella and I had a brilliant time today at the Harry Potter Studio Tour and so we just had to watch a Harry Potter movie this evening. I wanted to cook something quite easy and quick and surprise surprise Arabella suggested pasta carbonara tonight - her favourite. I have cooked this many times .. more >
Prep Time:
5 min
Cook Time:
10 min
Ready In:
15 min



Original Recipe Yield: 2 servings


  • 3 large free range egg yolks
  • 150g lardons or pancetta
  • 40g Parmesan, grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 200g pasta, we used penne but this is most classically made with spaghetti
  • Extra virgin olive oil
Nutrition Facts
Jamie's Pasta Carbonara

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 685

  • Total Fat: 28.1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 8.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 294.3 mg
  • Sodium: 987.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 79.4 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  •     Sugars: 3 g
  • Protein: 29.1 g

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In a bowl mix together the egg yolks, Parmesan and black pepper and then set aside.


Fry the garlic and lardons / pancetta together in a tiny but of olive oil and boil the pasta according to the packet's instructions. You want the pasta to be al dente and this took about 8 minutes for me.


When the pasta is ready, drain but keep aside some of the cooking water - around two cups worth.


Mix the pasta in with the lardons and garlic.


Add some cooking water and make sure you give it a really good stir. Then remove from the heat.


Finally mix in the yolk and cheese mix and some more cooking water if necessary - I definitely needed some to loosen the sauce up a bit.


Serve with a grating of Parmesan and a twist of black pepper.


I have to say I really enjoyed this - totally different to Pascal's Pasta Carbonara but I thought just as good as it is obviously less creamy. Arabella preferred Pascal's recipe however she still managed to wipe her plate clean as did I. I also liked the way the egg was cooked more as I sometimes do worry about the possible side effects of raw egg…..not that it has ever actually stopped me eating it!


Now time to collapse on the sofa and finish Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone :-)


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