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Spinach and Bacon Carbonara

Our take on a classic pasta carbonara dish that’s really simple to throw together – not to mention delicious! Carbonara is a fantastic option for a weeknight treat that includes one of your five-a-day.

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 20

Serves: 3

ingredients

Simon Howie Smoked or Unsmoked Back Bacon

3 large egg yolks

3 large eggs

3/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish

40g dried tagliatelle

170g baby spinach

Salt and pepper

Method

1. Fry your bacon over a medium heat. We like it crispy for this recipe, but you can do it however you like. When it’s ready, remove your bacon and put it on a side plate and hold on to any fat that’s still in the pan.

2. Next, in a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, yolks, and 3/4 cup cheese. Then whisk this mixture into the frying pan you cooked the bacon in.

3. Cook your tagliatelle in a large pot of boiling water, stirring in the spinach in the last minute or so to wilt it, then drain once it’s done.

4. Add the pasta and spinach to the frying pan with the egg mixture and use tongs or a large fork to turn the spaghetti so that it’s covered. Season with salt, pepper, cheese and (of course) bacon!

Simon Howie

Spinach and Bacon Carbonara

Our take on a classic pasta carbonara dish that’s really simple to throw together – not to mention delicious! Carbonara is a fantastic option for a weeknight treat that includes one of your five-a-day.

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Serves: 3

Spinach and Bacon Carbonara

ingredients

Simon Howie Smoked or Unsmoked Back Bacon

3 large egg yolks

3 large eggs

3/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish

40g dried tagliatelle

170g baby spinach

Salt and pepper

Method

1. Fry your bacon over a medium heat. We like it crispy for this recipe, but you can do it however you like. When it’s ready, remove your bacon and put it on a side plate and hold on to any fat that’s still in the pan.

2. Next, in a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, yolks, and 3/4 cup cheese. Then whisk this mixture into the frying pan you cooked the bacon in.

3. Cook your tagliatelle in a large pot of boiling water, stirring in the spinach in the last minute or so to wilt it, then drain once it’s done.

4. Add the pasta and spinach to the frying pan with the egg mixture and use tongs or a large fork to turn the spaghetti so that it’s covered. Season with salt, pepper, cheese and (of course) bacon!

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