Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish from Rome made with egg, hard cheese, guanciale, and pepper. Spaghetti carbonara should be made with guanciale but may be replaced with pancetta. The egg and cheese sauce coats the pasta making it spaghetti carbonara a delectable dish.
Traditionally, pecorino cheese can used but you can use parmesan reggiano cheese. For instance, the two cheeses mixed together accompany more flavors. Therefore, this recipe is an easy spaghetti . The recipe only features four ingredients.
Spaghetti carbonara ingredients are just cheese, egg, pasta, and pancetta. Hence, I do not use heavy cream as it is not used traditionally. The combination of the egg and cheese creates the sauce. Along with a bit of the pasta water. Additionally, the smoky flavor of the pancetta builds flavor.
Creamy Carbonara is in the top 10 of all time favorite pasta dishes. Hence, the ease of making this pasta is great for a fast weeknight dinner. Carbonara is the perfect crowd pleaser for plenty of guests at a dinner party.
Furthermore, this creamy pasta dish is budget friendly. Additionally, bacon as a substitute for the pancetta can be used. I put the pasta on then cook the pancetta. Whisking the eggs and cheese while the pasta cooks. Lastly, this cuts down on preparation time.
This is honestly one of my favorite dishes to make at home. Simple and complex flavors make this great for serving up carbonara at a nice dinner party. For more pasta recipes check out these below.
Creamy spaghetti carbonara in an egg and cheese sauce.
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup parmesan reggiano; (more for topping)
- 16 oz spaghetti noodles
- 1/2 lb pancetta; diced
- 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
- Place pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Cook pasta as directed on the box. Do not strain or drain.
- Place diced pancetta into a saute pan. Cook on medium low heat until pancetta is crispy.
- In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks and parmesan cheese.
- With tongs pull noodles from the sauce pan and add them to the saute pan with the pancetta. Do this in group until all the pasta is in the saute pan.
- Add about 1/2 cup of pasta water to the saute pan. This helps make the sauce creamy from the starchy water.
- Pour in egg mixture and toss with tongs until well coated. If the sauce is to thick add more pasta water.
- Serve topped with parmesan and cracked black pepper.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g
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YES! YES! I finally find someone who makes the recipe how it is supposed to be.
Thank you for this. It happened to me last week to have an argument with a blogger who wrote about pasta carbonara and the fact that it was “ranked in the top 15 of most unhealthy recipes in the US”, because of all the heavy cream! but nope! pasta carbonara doesn’t have cream!!!
This carbonara looks and sounds so tasty! I need to make this right away!
This looks absolutely delicious! I am putting this on our menu for dinner this week for sure!
I’ve never had carbonara. It looks like a great recipe, and a nice, light dish. Thanks for sharing this, it’s nice to try out new recipes!
Carbonara is our favourite Italian dish and the creamer the better! This looks amazing!
This does look like it would be so delicious. I have never made this with spaghetti before but it looks like it would be just as good.
I love finding a new pasta recipe to try. I’m always so scared I am going to mess it up somehow. This looks easy enough for me though. Thanks!
This is going to be a great party dish to be cooked and cherished with friends.
Such a cheesy dish — I love it! Anything with pasta is typically a hit at home.
i dont think i’ve tried anything like this recipe before. thanks for the dinner suggestion for this week!
OMG, you had me at Carbonara. I love that pasta! I’ve never tried to make it before but may give it a try.
This is one of my all time favorite recipes! I will be giving your recipe a try; thank you for the dinner idea!
We love spaghetti carbonara in our house, this looks delicious
Quick and easy recipe is my favorite kind to make.
I can’t wait to try this spaghetti carbonara recipe. It looks so tasty.
Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I am a pasta lover so I am going to have to try to make this gluten free for sure 🙂
Spaghetti Carbonara is one of our favourite pasta recipes. My recipe only uses 1 eggs, some cream and a mix of cheddar and parmesan cheese. I will give yours a try the next time to see the difference.
Just learned about Spaghetti Carbonara thanks to this post, the recipe looks easy to try out.
This looks so good and i love that it is so simple to make. Thank you for sharing
Lovely post and I am happy that I have discovered your blog! Definely one of my fav italian dishes! I would love to see a video as well!
I’ve never actually had carbonara because when I see it on menus, it also has stuff in it that I don’t eat. I don’t remember just spaghetti carbonara on the menu. This sounds really good and pretty simple to make. I’ll have to try it!
This recipe has my mouth watering. It looks so simple, yet so savory!
This looks so simple but so delicious. Definitely trying it tommorrow because IS PASTA DAY in my home!
Delicious! One of the classic pasta dishes, without a doubt.
I look forward to trying your recipe 🙂
I love Carbonara. I had the opportunity to visit Rome in 2016 and i ate this delicacy was so yummy.
Now that looks like one amazing plate of deliciousness! I can’t wait to make this recipe. My family is going to love it!
I live in Italy, and pasta carbonara is very popular, more in Rome than in the north. A classic and tasty dish!
It really is! What other Italian dishes do you prefer?