Carbonara is a classic Italian pasta dish that is a favourite for many. It is a simple dish that is creamy and comforting, yet still full of flavour. It is made with spaghetti, Richmond Meat-Free Streak Bacon, vegan double cream, vegan parmesan cheese, black pepper. Our Meat-Free recipe is a dish that is easy to make and is sure to please everyone. It is an excellent comfort food that is sure to satisfy any pasta-lover!

Cooking Instructions

Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti for 10-12 minutes.

Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and cook the meat-free bacon pieces for 5-10 minutes, turning occasionally until crisp and golden.

Drain the spaghetti, reserving a cupful of the cooking water then return the pasta to the pan and pour in the double cream. Set over a low heat add in most of the parmesan and cook gently until melted – add a little of the pasta water if the sauce becomes too thick.

Remove from the heat and stir in the meat-free bacon pieces.

Divide the carbonara between 4 dishes and top with the chopped parsley, a grinding of black pepper and the remaining parmesan.

What you need...

Prep Time 5 Mins

Cooking Time 15 Mins

Serves 4

Shopping List

  • 75g spaghetti per person
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pack Richmond Meat Free Streaky Bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 200ml vegan double cream
  • 50g vegan parmesan, finely grated
  • Small handful of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper