Chorizo Carbonara

Admittedly chorizo is not a traditional ingredient in carbonara, but it sure does taste good! This pasta dish is so quick to make which means that, if you start now, you can have a gorgeous bowl of pasta in front of you in 10 minutes. Perfect for when you need comfort food in a flash!

This recipe serves one – double up as needed!


  • 30g cooking chorizo, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, diced

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 15g grated parmesan

  • 85g spaghetti

  • 2 tablespoons white wine

  • Salt and pepper


  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil and add a dash of olive oil and a pinch of salt and cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, add the diced chorizo to a pan with a little olive oil and cook over medium heat. When the chorizo is cooked (4-5 minutes), add the garlic and stir around for 30 seconds. Then add the white wine and increase the heat to bring it to a gentle simmer. Keep an eye on this to make sure the liquid doesn’t completely boil off as the chorizo and garlic will burn.
  • While the chorizo is cooking, beat together the egg yolks and parmesan in a small bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Drain the pasta, reserving a tablespoon of the pasta water.
  • Add the spaghetti to the pot with the chorizo and remove from the heat.
  • Add the tablespoon of reserved pasta water to the egg mixture and stir.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the spaghetti and stir together to coat all the pasta in the sauce.

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