Spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti with our creamy carbonara sauce topped with smoked pancetta lardons and a sprinkle of parmesan. Stunning!

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  • Ingredients

    Spaghetti (water, durum wheat semolina, sunflower oil, salt), fresh milk, fresh cream (milk), Cheddar cheese (milk), onions, smoked bacon (3%) (pork, water, salt, preservatives: sodium nitrite, sodium nitrate and potassium nitrate, antioxidant sodium ascorbate*), smoked ham hock (3%)(pork, salt, antioxidant sodium ascorbate, preservatives: sodium nitrite and potassium nitrate*), smoked pancetta lardons (3%) (pork, salt, dextrose, glucose syrup, antioxidant sodium ascorbate, preservatives: potassium nitrate and sodium nitrite*, flavourings, garlic powder), white wine, parmesan cheese (milk), Grana Padano cheese (with egg lysozyme**) (milk), Regato cheese (milk), cornflour, garlic purée, vegetable stock (salt, dried onion, sugar, dried leek, sunflower oil, turmeric, black pepper), sunflower oil, fresh parsley, black pepper, salt.

    * Don’t worry this is part of the traditional curing method of smoked bacon, smoked ham hock and smoked pancetta lardons.

    ** Don't worry, this is a traditional ingredient of Grana Padano cheese.

    Allergy information

    For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold. May also contain nuts, peanuts and sesame.

    Please note: We are constantly reviewing our recipes to ensure they are as delicious as possible. Try as we might, sometimes we are not as quick to update our website. Please always check the sleeve found on your dish for the most up to date information.

  • Typical valuesper 100g *per 1⁄2 pack *
    Energy751kJ/180kcal2538kJ/607kcal
    Fat9.8g33.2g
    (of which saturates)5.7g19.3g
    Carbohydrate14.7g49.8g
    (of which sugars)1.9g6.4g
    Protein7.6g25.6g
    Salt0.87g2.87g

    *Typical values as sold.

    Please note: We are constantly reviewing our recipes to ensure they are as delicious as possible. Try as we might, sometimes we are not as quick to update our website. Please always check the sleeve found on your dish for the most up to date information.

  • How to cook

    This recipe is made with raw ingredients and isn’t suitable for microwaving, so please follow these cooking instructions carefully.

    1. Preheat your oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan/gas mark 7

    2. Remove the film but leave the spaghetti carbonara in its wooden tray.

    3. Place on a baking tray in the centre of the oven and cook for 25 minutes. If using a gas oven, cook for an extra 5 minutes.

    4. Leave to stand for 2 minutes before serving. The spaghetti is in two nests to help you serve.

    5. For the finishing touch, sprinkle the parmesan on top and enjoy. Make sure it’s piping hot throughout.

    *Our wooden trays are designed for the oven, just make sure they don’t touch the element or gas flame.

    Serve it with...

    Delicious with garlic bread

  • Fresh green salad

    (Serves 2)

    1 head of romaine lettuce
    1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
    2 to 3 plum tomatoes, cored and cut into small wedges
    1 small red onion, thinly sliced
    Olive oil and red wine vinegar, to taste
    Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

    1. Tear the lettuce leaves into bite-size pieces and transfer them to a large salad bowl. Add the cucumber, tomatoes and onion.

    2. Add the oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, then toss to combine. Serve with a freshly baked Charlie Bigham's Moussaka and some warm crusty bread.


    Something to drink?

    You might ordinarily reach for a bottle of white wine when chicken is on the menu, but the mushrooms in this dish give it a richness that pairs beautifully with fruity reds. Try a beaujolais or pinot noir.

  • Reviews

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    “Without question, these are the most delicious, well-prepared chilled meals we have ever come across. The ingredients are superb and we are slowly working our way through your entire range. Brilliant!”

    Mrs Debbie Hallard


    05/02/15

Fresh green salad

(Serves 2)

1 head of romaine lettuce
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
2 to 3 plum tomatoes, cored and cut into small wedges
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
Olive oil and red wine vinegar, to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

1. Tear the lettuce leaves into bite-size pieces and transfer them to a large salad bowl. Add the cucumber, tomatoes and onion.

2. Add the oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, then toss to combine. Serve with a freshly baked Charlie Bigham's Moussaka and some warm crusty bread.