Carbonara is such an indulgent dish that it makes you feel it's worthwhile to shell out your hard-earned coin for a plate of it at a restaurant. The truth is, you can make it better, quicker and much cheaper at home. This recipe uses only five ingredients, and it might just be the creamiest pasta dish you’ll ever eat.
Serve it up with some Italian wine and maybe some leftover garlic bread, but the trick is to have everything else ready before you even start the pasta. That's because this dish is so quick to make that if you try to toast the bread or decant the wine after the pasta's finished, it will be cold and gloopy before you sit down to eat.