Amy's Easy, Cheesy Carbonara Recipe

Wonderfully cheesy and filled with crisp tasty bacon pieces, what's not to love about this simple pasta recipe? If you love cheese and bacon then carbonara's a must-try meal for you. This is one of my favourite pasta dishes!

In the colder weather carbonara is definitely my go-to meal when I've had a really bad day. It's easy and simple to make with plenty of room for inventive extras. You could add mushrooms like they do in Italian restaurants or add other vegetables. I personally enjoy adding some spinach to the meal occasionally. If you love cheese then I am sure you will enjoy this carbonara recipe. Read on to find out how to make it!

You can use any soft cheese in this dish but I personally prefer using Brie. Brie made from goat's cheese is a tasty variation for those who can not have cow's milk. The type of pasta used does not matter too much, I prefer it with tagliatelle or spaghetti personally. You can swap the bacon with mushrooms for a vegetarian friendly variety.

So, here's how to make Carbonara:

Servings: 2
Time: Approx. 40 minutes


  • 6 rashers of bacon
  • 1 egg
  • Soft cheese such as Brie or Camembert
  • 150g pasta
  • Salt


  1. Cut the bacon into pieces, dice the cheese and boil water for the pasta.
  2. Put pasta in a saucepan with the water and a pinch of salt.
  3. Sauté the bacon.
  4. Drain some of the oil out the pan and place it back on the hob.
  5. Lower the heat slightly and add the cheese, making sure to stir it until completely melted.
  6. When pasta is ready drain and pour the cheesy bacon mixture into the pan.
  7. Put the pan back on the ring.
  8. Break the egg into the pan and stir quickly for 3 minutes.
  9. Serve and enjoy.

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