This creamy, easy spaghetti carbonara is bound to please a crowd and takes just 20 minutes to make. We love it with parmesan, crispy bacon and lots of freshly ground black pepper
- Serves: 2 persons
- 250g spaghetti
- 1shallot, finely chopped
- 2cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 6rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped
- 150ml single cream
- 25g parmesan, finely grated
Step 1Boil a large pan of water and cook the pasta following the packet instructions.
Step 2Meanwhile, heat a knob of butter in a small frying pan and cook the shallot, garlic and bacon for 5–7 minutes until golden.
Step 3Beat together the eggs, cream, most of the parmesan and plenty of ground black pepper.
Step 4Drain the spaghetti and return to the pan, off the heat. Add the shallot and egg mixtures and toss together.
Step 5Divide between two bowls then scatter the rest of the parmesan over, with a grinding of black pepper to serve.