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Spaghetti with Carbonara Sauce

The heart of Italian cuisine is Spaghetti with Carbonara Sauce. Experience the allure of al dente pasta embracing crispy pancetta, all harmoniously coated in a velvety sauce of eggs and Parmesan. Each twirl promises a symphony of flavors, a culinary masterpiece that transports your taste buds straight to Nonna’s Kitchen.

Total Time
25 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 400g spaghetti
    200g pancetta or guanciale, diced
    4 large eggs
    100g Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
    50g Parmesan cheese, grated
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    10 min
  • Cooking Time
    15 min

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    1. Cook the Spaghetti:
      Cook the spaghetti in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente according to the package instructions. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water.
    2. Prepare the Sauce:
      In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, grated Pecorino Romano, and Parmesan cheese. Season generously with freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
    3. Cook Pancetta and Garlic:
      In a large skillet, sauté the diced pancetta or guanciale over medium heat until it turns golden and crispy. Add minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant. Remove the pan from heat.
    4. Combine Pasta and Sauce:
      While the pancetta is hot, add the drained spaghetti directly into the skillet with pancetta and garlic. Toss well to combine, allowing the pasta to absorb the flavors.
    5. Add Egg Mixture:
      Quickly pour the egg and cheese mixture over the hot pasta, tossing vigorously to coat the pasta evenly. The heat from the pasta will cook the eggs into a creamy, silky sauce. If the sauce seems too thick, add a bit of reserved pasta water gradually to reach the desired consistency.
    6. Serve Immediately:
      Divide the carbonara among plates. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and an extra sprinkle of grated Parmesan. Serve immediately, ensuring the pasta is piping hot.
    Pro Tips
    • Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality Pecorino Romano and Parmesan cheeses for an authentic and flavorful carbonara.
    • Timing is Key: Have all your ingredients ready before you start cooking. Carbonara comes together quickly, so being prepared is essential.
    • Reserve Pasta Water: The starchy pasta water is essential for creating a creamy sauce. Use it judiciously to adjust the consistency.
    • Crack Eggs Just Before Mixing: Crack the eggs into the cheese mixture just before mixing to ensure freshness and prevent premature cooking.


Calories per Serving:
Approximately 550 kcal per serving. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of Italy, savoring each bite of Nonna’s Spaghetti Carbonara.

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