Spaghetti Carbonara

This Spaghetti Carbonara are one of the easiest pasta dish you can ever make. They are rich, creamy and comforting, perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

The delightful creaminess of the pasta comes from a delightful blend of eggs and cheese, without the need for cream. These ingredients gently cook from the pasta’s heat, ensuring they become velvety without scrambling.

Spaghetti Carbonara stands as a timeless Italian dish, boasting flavors beloved by all. It’s an absolute culinary delight that’s sure to please every palate and is simply a must-try for any food enthusiast.

How to make Spaghetti Carbonara

Begin by cooking the pasta in salted water until it reaches the al dente stage, following the instructions on the package. Remember to reserve some of the cooking water before draining the pasta.

While the pasta is cooking, heat oil in a frying pan and cook the Pancetta or bacon until it becomes crisp and golden brown.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, cheese, and pepper until well combined, and set aside.

Once the pasta is cooked, add it to the frying pan with the cooked pancetta/bacon, stirring to coat the pasta evenly. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool slightly.

Next, add the egg and cheese mixture to the pasta, stirring thoroughly to coat the pasta with the creamy sauce. If needed, add a splash of the reserved cooking water to achieve the desired consistency.

Serve the pasta immediately, ensuring each serving is piping hot and delicious.

Hope you will try this out and enjoy your flavorful and satisfying meal! If you do make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how it turns out for you.

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5 from 1 vote
Spaghetti Carbonara are one of the easiest pasta dish you can ever make, rich and comforting, perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.
Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 7 oz (200g) spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2.5 oz (70g) pancetta or bacon , cut in small pieces
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1/2 cup (50g) Parmesan cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Cook the pasta to the al dente stage in salted water according to package instructions. Reserve some of the cooking water and drain the pasta.
  • In a frying pan heat oil and cook pancetta or bacon until crisp.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, cheese and pepper in a bowl and set aside.
  • Add pasta and stir. to coat well. Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly and add the egg and cheese mixture.
  • Stir to coat the pasta, add a splash of reserved water if necessary to obtain the desired consistency.
  • Serve immediately.



Serving: 1 serving out of 2Calories: 738kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 37.8gFat: 40.6gSaturated Fat: 12.1gCholesterol: 292mg
Calories: 738kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 minutes recipes, dinner recipe, Italian carbonara, Italian pasta recipe, lunch recipe, pasta carbonara, spaghetti Carbonara

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