Carbonara with grilled tomatoes

This creamy classic pasta dish is given a tangy twist with tomatoes. This recipe contains one of your 5 a day.
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Carbonara with grilled tomatoes

Carbonara with grilled tomatoes

This creamy classic pasta dish is given a tangy twist with tomatoes. This recipe contains one of your 5 a day.

Serves:
4

Ready:
25-30 minutes

Avg. customer rating
10 votes

Prep time:
10 minutes

Cooking time:
15-20 minutes

1 serving provides

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Method

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and bacon and fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Set the pan aside.
  2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the spaghetti and boil until tender, about 12 minutes. Meanwhile, beat together the egg, egg yolks and cream and stir in the cheese. Set aside.
  3. Heat the grill to medium-high. Put the tomatoes on a baking tray and drizzle with the remaining ½ tablespoon of oil. Place under the grill for 5 minutes, until slightly charred and beginning to soften.
  4. Drain the spaghetti and tip into the frying pan with the onions and bacon. Add the grilled tomatoes then pour in the egg mixture. Place over a gentle heat and toss together for 1 minute, until the spaghetti is well coated.
  5. Transfer to warmed plates or bowls, season with freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately.
Make it veggie

Try replacing the bacon with 275g sliced courgettes-just fry it in a little oil with the onion.

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Ingredients

  • 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil by Sainsbury's
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 300g smoked back bacon rashers by Sainsbury's, fat removed and discarded, roughly chopped
  • 400g Sainsbury's spaghetti
  • 1 large British free-range Woodland egg by Sainsbury's, plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1 x 150ml tub fresh single cream by Sainsbury's
  • 50g mature British Cheddar by Sainsbury's, grated
  • 250g tomatoes, cut into wedges
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