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Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara is a timeless Italian dish made with simple ingredients such as spaghetti, eggs, pancetta, cheese, and black pepper. The key lies in mixing the eggs with the hot pasta to create a creamy sauce. Crispy pancetta adds a savory crunch, while cheese brings a rich flavor. Served hot with a sprinkle of black pepper, this dish is comforting and satisfying.

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara
Classic Spaghetti Carbonara


  • - 1 pound spaghetti

  • - 4 large eggs

  • - 1 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • - 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • - 8 ounces pancetta, diced

  • - 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • - Salt and pepper to taste

  • - Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente.

2. While the spaghetti is cooking, whisk together the eggs, Pecorino Romano cheese, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. In a large skillet, cook the diced pancetta over medium heat until crispy. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.

4. Once the spaghetti is cooked, reserve 1 cup of pasta water and drain the rest.

5. Add the hot spaghetti to the skillet with the pancetta and garlic. Toss to combine.

6. Remove the skillet from heat and quickly pour the egg and cheese mixture over the spaghetti. Stir vigorously to coat the pasta evenly. If the sauce is too thick, add a little pasta water to thin it out.

7. Serve the spaghetti carbonara hot, garnished with chopped parsley and extra grated cheese if desired.


Note: Traditional spaghetti carbonara is made without cream, so be sure to follow this recipe for an authentic flavor. Feel free to add a protein your choice and more cheese or pancetta according to your taste preferences.

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