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Tagliatelle Carbonara

10 Ingredients or less - 30 minute meal - 5 ingredients or less - Family friendly - Less washing-up - One-pan - Quick cook - Stove top meal

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Vanlife is all about embracing the simple joys of life on the road, and that includes enjoying delicious homemade meals from the comfort of your campervan.


One of the key appeals of cooking in a campervan is the simplicity it brings to your culinary adventures. Limited space and resources can inspire creativity, and the Tagliatelle Carbonara is a perfect example of how a few quality ingredients can come together to create something truly remarkable.

Minimal Ingredients, Maximum Flavor

With just a handful of key ingredients – pasta, eggs, pancetta, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper – you can create a dish that bursts with flavour. This simplicity not only makes it easy to prepare in the compact kitchen of your campervan but also allows you to fully appreciate the quality of each component.

Time-Efficient Cooking

When you’re on the road, time is often of the essence. The Tagliatelle Carbonara recipe is a blessing for vanlife enthusiasts because it’s quick to prepare. In under 15 minutes, you can have a steaming plate of creamy pasta ready to enjoy by the campfire or under the stars.

The Ultimate Comfort Food

Campervan living can be both adventurous and exhausting, and sometimes all you crave is a comforting, hearty meal. Tagliatelle Carbonara fits the bill perfectly. Its rich and creamy sauce combined with the satisfying chew of fresh pasta makes it the ultimate comfort food, helping you recharge after a day of exploration.

Embracing Authenticity

While campervan cooking often involves making do with what you have, there’s something special about treating yourself to an authentic dish like Tagliatelle Carbonara. It’s a reminder that even in the simplicity of vanlife, you can savor the tastes of distant places and cultures.

Tagliatelle Carbonara is the perfect addition to your vanlife menu. Its simplicity, quick preparation, and comforting appeal make it an ideal choice for campervan cooking. So, as you embark on your next adventure, don’t forget to pack those essential ingredients and savor a taste of Italy while living the vanlife dream.

Tagliatelle Carbonara recipe

Tagliatelle Carbonara

Meat Based
Indulge in the rustic charm of Italian cuisine on the road with our authentic Tagliatelle Carbonara. Cooked to perfection in the cozy confines of a campervan kitchen, this classic dish combines creamy egg, crispy pancetta, and al dente pasta for a taste of Italy wherever your adventure takes you.
5 from 1 vote
10 Ingredients or less – 30 minute meal – 5 ingredients or less – Family friendly – Less washing-up – One-pan – Quick cook – Stove top meal
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 2 Vanlifers
Diet Meat Based



  • 200 grams Tagliatelle Dried
  • 3 Eggs Medium
  • 125 grams Pancetta
  • 1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil


  • Bring a pan of water to a rolling boil.
  • Add the dried pasta and cook for 6-7 minutes until the pasta is aldente.
  • Pour the pasta including the water into the large bowl.
  • Using the hot pan add a tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Add 125g of Pancetta and cook for 3 minutes. Meanwhile…
  • Mix up 2 full eggs and an extra egg yolk into a small bowl along with some salt and pepper.
  • When the fat on the meat starts to brown add the pasta back to the pan. Include a little splash of the pasta water too loosen it all up.
  • Take the pan off the heat and allow to cool a little.
  • Add the egg mix and coat the pasta in the glossy sauce.
  • Serve on two plates with a huge pile of Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese!



Calories: 999kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 48gFat: 55gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 405mgSodium: 1330mgPotassium: 518mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 837IUCalcium: 672mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Easy, italian, pasta, quick
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