Fast Recipes

Rigatoni carbonara with garlic

We've added a smoked pancetta to this carbonara, creating a delicious twist on a go-to classic.
Rigatoni carbonara with garlic

Rigatoni carbonara with garlic

Ben Dearnley

Perfectly traditional? No. Tasty? Oh, yes.




1.Cook pasta in a large saucepan of generously salted boiling water until al dente (5-8 minutes).
2.Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add pancetta and fry until crisp (4-5 minutes). Add garlic and stir until fragrant (30 seconds).
3.Whisk eggs, yolks and cheeses in a bowl, and season to taste.
4.Drain pasta, reserving a little cooking water, and return to pan off the heat. Add egg mixture, toss well until thickened slightly and pasta is evenly coated, adding a little reserved pasta water to thin the sauce if necessary. Toss pancetta through pasta, season thoroughly with black pepper and serve scattered with extra parmesan.

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