Food, Parenting, Recipes

My Carbonara Recipe!



Hello! I’ve been wanting to post this recipe for a while now, but haven’t made it in ages so haven’t had the dish in front of me to take photos! But now I do, so here it is :))
You should definitely give this one a try as we think it tastes better than most restaurants we’ve had a carbonara in!!

Ingredients for 4-5 people;

• 80g of dried pasta per person / 100g if you’re planning on using fresh pasta. (I personally like using rigatoni or penne for this dish but it’s up to you!)

• 350ml double cream

• 200g pancetta lardons (could use bacon or pancetta strips if not!)

• 75g of grated parmesan cheese / 100-120g if you’re planning on using ‘Italian hard cheese’ (this has a weaker taste compared to parmesan).

• 50g salted butter

• 1 leek

• 2 cloves of garlic

• Shavings of parmesan for the top!


• Boil the water for your pasta and add once boiling.

• Add the butter to a fairly deep frying pan, on a medium heat, and add the pancetta lardons.

• Once cooked, add the leeks and the garlic and cook for another 5-10 minutes until the leeks have softened.

• Add all of the cream and mix all of the ingredients together. Season with some pepper.

• Add the cheese and mix again, turn down the heat and leave for 10 minutes.

• The pasta should be cooked now so drain in a colander and add to the sauce. (If the pan is too small, add the sauce to the pasta instead) and give it a good mix up.

• That’s it! Serve with some extra parmesan on top and some garlic bread!

So easy and so yummy!!! Let me know how you get on!:)

Love, J xxx


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