Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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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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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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

Kitchen Helper/Gadgets:

  • Large pan
  • Bowl to stir together egg & cheese
  • Grater
  • Whisk
  • Large pot to cook the spaghetti
  • Ladle



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!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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