Mum reveals her recipe to make four-ingredient spaghetti carbonara for less than $15

A home cook has shared her simple recipe to make spaghetti carbonara using only four ingredients.

Sharing a sequence of images to a popular cookery Facebook group, mum Kylie said the dish cost between $8 to $10 to feed her family of four.

To make the delicious meal she used one packet of spaghetti, pancetta, parmesan cheese and four eggs.

‘I will use deli bacon and Coles brand parmesan next time to make this cheaper,’ Kylie wrote online.

The choice to exclude cooking cream also made the meal lighter and not as heavy to stomach. 

A mum has shared her simple recipe to make delicious spaghetti carbonara using only four ingredients

Sharing a sequence of images to a popular cookery Facebook group, mum Kylie said the dish cost between $8 to $10 to feed her family of four

Sharing a sequence of images to a popular cookery Facebook group, mum Kylie said the dish cost between $8 to $10 to feed her family of four

To make the dish, first cook the pancetta in a hot pan for a few minutes and cook the pasta in a separate pot of boiling water. 

Once the pasta is ready, drain and add to the hot pan with the pancetta.

In another bowl combine the eggs with the grated parmesan cheese then remove the pan from the stovetop and slowly whisk in the eggs.

‘Take the pan off heat or put on low or the eggs will scramble,’ Kylie advised, adding: ‘Add some pasta water to make the sauce thick and glossy.’

Once the ingredients have been combined the dish can be served with more grated parmesan on top. 

To make the delicious meal she used one packet of spaghetti, pancetta, parmesan cheese and eggs

The end result looked mouthwatering and would be the perfect satisfying meal to indulge in throughout winter

The end result looked mouthwatering and would be the perfect satisfying meal to indulge in throughout winter

The end result looked mouthwatering and would be the perfect satisfying meal to indulge in throughout winter.   

After sharing the recipe online, others were surprised cream wasn’t used and seemed eager to make the dish themselves.

‘A real carbonara isn’t cream based. Traditionally it’s an emulsion of starchy pasta water and good quality eggs,’ one person confirmed.

Others thanked Kylie for sharing the easy recipe online.

How to make the four-ingredient carbonara

Ingredients:  

  • 1 packet spaghetti
  • 150g pancetta
  • 100g parmesan cheese
  • 4 eggs

Method: 

Cook the pancetta in a pan with some olive oil and bring a pot of water to boil 

Cook the pasta in the pot 

When the pasta is ready, drain and add to the hot pan with the pancetta

In another bowl combine the eggs with the grated parmesan cheese 

Remove the pan from the stovetop and slowly whisk in the eggs

Serve with extra grated cheese and enjoy

Source: Budget Friendly Meals Australia/Facebook

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