Pigs in Blankets Carbonara

Total Cook time: 30 mins
Serves: 2


  • 2 tbsp 
olive oil 
  • 150g pigs in blankets, cut into small pieces 
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled 
  • 3 egg yolks 
  • 80g parmesan, finely grated, plus extra to serve 
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns (ground)
  • 200g spaghetti 


Step 1: Start by heating your oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and cook the pigs in blankets for around 8-10 minutes, or until crispy and cooked through.

Step 2: Add the garlic into the pan for the final 2 minutes of cooking time, before taking the frying pan off the heat and setting aside. 

Step 3: In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, parmesan and black pepper until combined. Now cook the spaghetti in a large pan of lightly salted water, once cooked, drain and make sure to reserve a little of the cooking water. Add a ladle of the pasta cooking water to the egg yolk and parmesan mixture, and whisk again until smooth. 

Step 4: Tip your spaghetti into the frying pan alone with the pigs in blankets, and cook on a very low heat. Slowly add the egg and parmesan mixture and toss together using tongs until the sauce thickens slightly and starts to cling to the pasta.

Step 5: Divide between two plates and garnish with a little extra parmesan. 


Recipe inspired by Olive Magazine. 

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