Food & nutrition

Spaghetti carbonara recipes

Whip up one of these tasty WW spaghetti carbonara recipes, all for 10 SmartPoints® or fewer.
Published 20 June, 2019

If you're looking for a quick weeknight recipe the whole family will enjoy, spaghetti carbonara could just be the answer. 

Using a handful of easy ingredients, this speedy pasta dish is simple, cheesy and delicous.

Try our original carbonara recipe, then scroll down for 3 more. 


WW's easy carbonara recipe


Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Serves: 4



  • 4 sprays calorie controlled cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, skin on
  • 100g bacon medallions, cut into 1cm chunks
  • 240g white spaghetti 
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 40g Parmesan cheese, finely grated


  • Mist a nonstick frying pan with cooking spray and set over a medium heat. Add the onion, and cook for 6-8 minutes until softened, adding a splash of water if it starts to stick.
  • Gently crush the garlic cloves with the back of a spoon, then add them to the pan along with the bacon. Cook for a further 5 minutes until the bacon is golden. Remove and discard the garlic cloves.
  • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti to pack instructions. Drain, reserving 100ml of the cooking water, and return to the pan.
  • Add the bacon and onion mixture, the egg yolks and Parmesan to the pasta and stir to combine, allowing the heat from the pasta to cook the egg and form a sauce. Add a little of the reserved pasta water to thin the sauce so it coats the spaghetti.
  • Season to taste, then serve sprinkled with more freshly ground black pepper.

Top tip: Try adding some sliced button mushrooms to the pan with the onion for no extra SmartPoints. Add some greens to your meal by serving with a side of fresh rocket leaves.