Asparagus Carbonara


Asparagus Carbonara

Prep Time ~ 30 mins Cooking Time ~ 15 mins
Approx Cost ~ £? Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ ? Serves ~ 4

Tip ~


Knob of butter

1 small onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

225g/8oz ham, cut into chunks

600g/1lb 5oz asparagus spears

2 eggs

142ml carton single cream

4 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan

85g/3oz fresh white breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Melt the butter and cook the onion, garlic and ham for 5 - 10 minutes until golden.
  • Meanwhile cook the asparagus in a pan of salted boiling water for 3 - 4 minutes until just tender. Drain.
  • Whisk the eggs, cream and three tablespoons parmesan.
  • Stir in the onion mixture and season.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, olive oil, parsley and remaining parmesan.
  • Preheat the grill. Toss the asparagus with the cream mixture.
  • Tip into a gratin dish and sprinkle over the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Grill for 2 -3 minutes, until the breadcrumbs are golden and the carbonara sauce is hot.