Spaghetti Carbonara

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Quick like most spaghetti recipes and easy, because the same pan is used throughout, spaghetti carbonara makes a light lunch or supper dish. Serve it with the white wine remaining in the bottle after making the recipe.


  • 100–175 g/46 oz spaghetti
  • 4 rashers lean bacon</


Add the spaghetti to a saucepan of boiling salted water, reboil and simmer until just tender – quick-cooking spaghetti will take just 6 minutes. Drain in a colander.

Return the saucepan to the heat and add the trimmed and chopped bacon rashers. Lightly fry the bacon until just beginning to crisp, then sprinkle with freshly milled pepper and add the wine. Return the spaghetti to the pan