Pasta carbonara

Creamy, comforting and flecked with prosciutto ' Donna Hay's carbonara hits all the right notes
By Donna Hay
Pasta carbonara
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 200 g fettuccine, or thick pasta
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 250 ml single cream, or pouring cream
  • 25 g finely grated parmesan
  • 4-6 slices prosciutto
  • Extra finely grated parmesan, to serve


1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, return to the pan and place over low heat.

2. Add the egg yolks, cream, parmesan, a pinch of salt and cracked black pepper and stir for 2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly and coated the pasta. Place on serving plates and top with torn pieces of prosciutto. Sprinkle with extra parmesan to serve.

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