Jamie Oliver's British carbonara for dinner tonight



15 min


2 Servings

Jamie Oliver's British carbonara for dinner tonight

Jamie's British Carbonara recipe Photo by David Loftus

Jamie Oliver came by our kitchen for a visit, and shared some recipes with us from his new cookbook, Save with Jamie.


  • 5 1/2 oz dried penne
  • 4 rashers smoked bacon
  • olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • pepper
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 oz cheddar , finely grated


  • COOK penne in a saucepan of boiling salted water according to package instructions. Slice bacon and fry in a hot pan with a drizzle of olive oil.
  • WHEN lightly golden, squash in garlic through a garlic press, then add a good pinch of pepper and fresh rosemary leaves and remove from the heat. Beat egg with cheddar cheese, then stir in 4 tbsp of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta, then immediately and thoroughly stir into the bacon pan, followed by the egg mixture, until silky smooth and delicious. If the pan is still sizzling hot, you’ll scramble the eggs, so make sure you do this off the heat.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 508,