This easy carbonara recipe has just 5 ingredients is as simple as cooking pasta and bacon. Your meal will be from fridge to table in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
- 4 eggs 52p (13p each)
- 100 ml double cream 32p, 0.32/100ml
- 50 g parmesan plus a little extra for on top if required 5p, 10p/100g
- 300 g bacon sliced £1.25, £4.17/kg
- 3 garlic cloves crushed 9p, 3p/bulb
- 500 g pasta 20p, 40p/kg
- Salt and pepper to taste
Crack the eggs into a bowl, then add the cream, parmesan and pepper. Whisk with a fork and set to one side.
Start to cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packet and cook ¾ of the way, until al dente.
Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a non-stick pan on a medium heat. Sautee the bacon for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes.
Drain the pasta, add to the bacon and garlic, stir through and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Remove from the heat and mix in the egg/cream sauce.
Serve immediately, top off with parmesan and enjoy with garlic bread.
Total cost £1.19, 30p per serving
Figures are correct at the time of calculation. Prices are based on a generic, mid price range supermarket, choosing their own value brand.