Cooking with Chelsea – Carbonara

I love this recipe – it is so easy! Once you make your own carbonara, you’ll never want to go back to the jar versions. The jar ones are actually kind of gross when I think about it. I thought I would post this recipe – I usually make up measurements as I go but I’ll put close measurements below to make the recipe easier to follow. This is so quick and easy – and it makes a few leftovers too which is always great!! Let’s get into the recipe.


  • 500g pasta of choice (I used penne)
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 200g ham, roughly chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g grated cheese of choice (I used tasty)
  • 1tbps olive oil
  • Chives
  • Salt
  • Pepper

You can also add onion and garlic for flavour – I don’t as I can’t eat these!


  1. Fill large pot with water with salt and bring to boil.
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  2. Cut up ham ready for sauce.
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  3. Add cream, eggs, and olive oil, chives, salt and pepper to a medium bowl, then whisk together. (I forgot to use chives this time round so I used mixed dry herbs instead!)
  4. Add the ham and grated cheese to the sauce mixture, then give another stir. (looks a bit gross I know!)
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  5. Once the water is boiled, add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Drain pasta, then put back in pot.
  7. Add the sauce to the pot and stir well. You can put this on a low heat on the stove if desired.
  8. SERVE & ENJOY! I also add more grated cheese on top, yum.
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I find this is a great Sunday night dinner as it makes lunches/dinners for the next 2 days. So quick and easy, you can’t really go wrong!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and that you give it a go yourself. These are the measurements I use, but you can change it to suit yourself.

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea x


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