Robs Spicy Carbonara

Robs Spaghetti Carbonara with a spicy twist


This simple tasty recipe is my twist on a traditional carbonara dish. It came about when I was cleaning out the fridge and found myself with a "mystery box" which looked a lot like the foundation for a tasty carbonara  so  I started to cook .  Twenty minutes later after taking inspiration from my favorite veal recipe I came up with the following and it is fast becoming one of my favourite pasta dishes . I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

This recipe is also great served with Fresh Fettucini which is well worth the effort if you have the time to spare.

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Yield: 4 Serves



  • Thin Spaghetti.
  • 2 medium onions diced.
  • 200g mild salami diced.
  • 2 teaspoons of chili flakes.
  • 1/2 cup of Tomato passata.
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed garlic.
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese.
  • 2 fresh free range eggs.
  • Salt & cracked pepper to season.
  • 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • 300 ml of sour cream.
  • Chopped Parsley to garnish (optional).



  • Cook the spaghetti  in salted boiling water and set aside to drain.
  • Fry the onions in butter with the crushed garlic until the onion is translucent but not browned..
  • Add the salami and chili flakes , fry for a  2 - 3 minutes . 
  • Meanwhile mix the sour cream, parmesan, and eggs in a bowl with a fork.
  • Add the sour cream mix to the onion and salami mixture, along with the tomatoe passata and heat gently stirring until thickened.
  • Add the cooked spaghetti to the sauce along with a couple of tablespoons of the pasta water and stir until the pasta is thoroughly coated
  • Serve straight away sprinked with fresh parmesan and garnished with chopped parsley if desired.






Rob Galloway







Thanks for visiting, I'm Rob  a passionate home cook and my creative outlet is my kitchen. is my way of keeping a track of my culinary learnings and my favourite recipes, please think of it as a personal journal of my cooking mis-adventures . I hope you get as much enjoyment out of your visit as I get from creating it. And please always feel free to get in touch with your feedback or just to say Hi, we look forward to hearing from you.

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