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Prawn carbonara recipe

Prawn carbonara recipe

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For the speediest and easiest midweek meal try this 5-ingredient prawn carbonara that's ready in just 10 minutes. Want to make it even quicker? Buy fresh pasta, it cooks in half the time! See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins
  • 433 calories / serving


  • 320g spaghetti
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 70g Parmesan, finely grated, plus extra to serve
  • 150g cooked king prawns
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus extra to serve
If you haven't got spaghetti, try using linguine instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    11g 16%
  • Saturates

    5g 24%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    0.9g 15%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 59.5g Protein 27.6g Fibre 3.3g


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti for 8 minutes, until al dente, then drain, reserving a cupful of pasta water. Add the beaten eggs and Parmesan and toss with the spaghetti until well coated.
  2. Toss in the prawns, adding a splash of pasta water to create a silky sauce. Leave to sit for 1 minute until the prawns are warmed through, then stir in most of the parsley. 
  3. Serve immediately with the remaining parsley scattered over the top and extra Parmesan, if you like.

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