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Simple Carbonara

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Simple Carbonara

Ingredients (4 people):

  • 400 g short pasta of choice (farfalle, penne, fusilli, spirals, etc.) (±14 oz)
  • 15 ml olive oil (±1 tbsp)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 100 g fresh grated Parmesan (plus extra for serving) (±1 cup)
  • Salt and pepper
  • For Serving
  • 100 g sliced prosciutto (torn into pieces) (±3.5 oz)
  • Flat leaf parsley (chopped)

Preparation time: 5 min.

Cooking time: 15 min.

Difficulty: easy


  • Place pasta in the Microwave Pasta Maker and fill with water to the corresponding fill line. Microwave uncovered for 13-15 min. at 900 watts, or until tender.

  • Remove from microwave and use cover to drain water.

  • Immediately add olive oil, egg yolks, Parmesan, salt and pepper to pasta and mix until well combined. 

  • Serve with prosciutto pieces, grated Parmesan and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.

Additional Note:


  • Prosciutto can be substituted with fried pancetta pieces for a more authentic carbonara.
  • For a vegetarian option, substitute prosciutto with 150g / ±5¼ oz of sautéed mushrooms.
  • Sprinkle toasted pine nuts over pasta for another texture.