Carbonara Recipe

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Carbonara Recipe

This carbonara recipe is one of the most popular recipes on our website Spaghetti carbonara is a well-celebrated dish outside of Italy. There are only a few people I know that can get this recipe right, Most often people douse the spaghetti in double cream sauce. Whereas in reality, and true to the original carbonara recipe, all you need is eggs and parmesan.

The secret to a well-prepared carbonara recipe lies in how and when the egg mixture is introduced. The egg mixture should be added after cooling to prevent it from curdling. There you go, we share a secret and for the same reasons, we believe you will enjoy out enormously popular carbonara recipe. Prepared in authentic Italian style,

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Recipe Info


Serves: 2


Calories: 130
Carbs: 43g
Fat: 4g
Protein: 9g

Cooking Times

10 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes
20 min
Cook Time
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30 min
Total Time
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  1. Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water until al dente, according to the packaging instructions.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks and parmesan until well incorporated and set aside.
  3. In a frying pan, cook the pancetta until crispy. Remove the pancetta and leave behind the fat.
  4. After the spaghetti pasta has cooked, reserve a quarter of a cup of the pasta water. Drain and rinse the spaghetti well under running water.
  5. Transfer the spaghetti to the frying pan with the leftover pancetta fat, and add the garlic. Toss over low heat for a minute or two then remove from the heat. Stir through the egg mixture and add a little of the leftover spaghetti water to emulsify the sauce.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper, add the pancetta, and toss to mix well.
  7. Serve with parmesan on the side. Enjoy!

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2.86 from 14


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Brenda Newman
Fantastic carbonara recipe. 5.00

Luigi Gordoni
Perfect carbonara recipe. Bellissima 🙏🍝 5.00

Nancy Harris
This carbonara recipe is so yummy. My family loves it. Thanks. 5.00

Sharon Goode
My husband is Roger Goode. To some, it will sound familiar, and he told me this is his favourite pasta recipe. Kudos to your team. 5.00

Lucy Holmes
This is how carbonara should be prepared. Well done. 5.00

Staci Harmer
The best carbonara recipe, period. Love the pancetta instead of bacon. So tasty. 5.00

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Rating: 2.86 out of 14


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