Spaghetti alla Carbonara is probably one of the most famous Italian pasta dishes alongside spaghetti bolognese or lasagna & apart from spaghetti only needs three other ingredients, namely bacon, parmesan or pecorino & eggs.
The spaghetti alla carbonara are on the table within 15 – 20 minutes and are therefore definitely one of the super fast pasta recipes. Have fun cooking!
Cooked/Baked today: Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Fast Food, Recipes with Meat, Italian Recipes, Pasta & Noodle Dishes
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Ingredients for 2 servings:
- 250 grams spaghetti
- 2 eggs + 1 yolk
- 100 grams bacon, pancetta or guanciale (non-smoked Italian jowl bacon)
- 30 grams Pecorino or Parmesan Cheese
- Salt & pepper
- Large pan
- Bowl to stir together egg & cheese
- Large pot to cook the spaghetti
Cut bacon into strips or chunks. In a medium bowl mix together 2 eggs with 1 egg yolk, 30 grams finely grated Pecorino (or Parmesan Cheese) & a good pinch of freshly ground pepper with a whisk, then set aside.
…for the spaghetti & bacon:
Bring to a boil a pot with salted water & cook spaghetti for about 7 minutes until al dente. At the same time as the spaghetti are cooking heat up a large pan without adding additional oil or fat and fry the bacon strips for about 4 minutes over medium-high heat until brown & crispy. Once the bacon strips are crispy enough pull the pan from the stove and set aside to cool down.
…for the Spaghetti alla Carbonara:
As soon as the spaghetti are done, use a ladle to transfer them directly from the noodle water to the bacon pan & mix briefly. Then add the egg and cheese mixture and mix well. Serve the Spaghetti alla Carbonara immediately and garnish with some freshly ground pepper. Bon Appetite!
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):