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Single Spaghetti Carbonara

Single Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe
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Single Spaghetti Carbonara is a delicious Italian dish for one that takes only 20 minutes to make. It is ideal as a main dish and ideal when you have had a bad day. The flavours of the bacon or pancetta, eggs, spaghetti and parmesan make it a delight to eat.

Single Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Single Spaghetti Carbonara

I make this recipe frequently and it never lets me down.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cheese, Eggs, Parmesan, Pasta, Spaghetti, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 Person
Calories: 830kcal



  • Place a large pan of water over a high heat and add a good pinch of salt.
  • Bring to the boil and cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
  • Add the oil to a frying pan over a medium heat. When hot, add the pancetta/bacon and the onion and fry for about 10 minutes until the pancetta is cooked and the onion has softened.
  • Add the egg yolks to a small mixing bowl together with the grated parmesan.
  • Whisk together until totally combined.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain over the sink retaining a mug of the pasta water.
  • Add the spaghetti to the pancetta and onion pan and toss well to coat the pasta.
  • Season with black pepper. The pancetta is salty so you probably wont need to add salt.
  • Remove from the heat and add the egg and parmesan mixture.
  • Constantly stir/toss to cover the spaghetti until it is fully coated. If the egg and cheese mix is too thick, add a little of the retained pasta water to thin.
  • Serve in warmed bowl immediately with a further grating of parmesan.
  • Sit down and enjoy.


Sodium: 922mg | Calcium: 386mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Vitamin A: 270IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 421mg | Cholesterol: 71mg | Calories: 830kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Fat: 49g | Protein: 30g | Carbohydrates: 66g | Iron: 2mg

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