Easy Carbonara

Jamie Oliver's quick and simple carbonara recipe will transform your family mealtime

By Jamie Oliver

Easy Carbonara
10 mins cooking time
Serves 2

If you are looking for a recipe to make with the kids then they will be able to help you create this easy carbonara - featured on Jamie Oliver's Keep Cooking and Carry on Show. This family staple is so simple and kids love it.

Italian , Easy , Pasta , Dinner

Recipe nutrition per serving

454 kcals

Of an adults reference intake


2 rashers of higher-welfare smoked streaky bacon
olive oil
2 free-range eggs
30 g Parmesan cheese , plus extra for grating



Slice the bacon and place in a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat with half a tablespoon of olive oil and a really good pinch of black pepper. Leave it to get super-golden and crispy, tossing occasionally, then turn off the heat.


Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl, then finely grate in the Parmesan and mix well.


Use tongs to transfer your pasta straight into the pan and toss with the bacon.


Pour the Parmesan eggs into the pan, and keep everything moving, loosening with splashes of the pasta cooking water until you have a silky sauce. Make sure the pan isn’t too hot otherwise the eggs will scramble.


Plate up the pasta, and finish with an extra grating of Parmesan.

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