ADVERTISING
Homemade Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

VIDEORECIPE Homemade Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Spaghetti alla carbonara is a traditional Italian recipe and every time you make this dish, it gets better and better. Crispy, tender in the middle, guanciale is mixed with spaghetti and a homemade peppery, pecorino-filled carbonara sauce.

ADVERTISING

Ingredients

number of servings
1
  • 12 oz thin spaghetti Added to
  • 6 oz bacon Added to
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic or garlic paste (optional but delicious) Added to
  • 2 whole egg Added to
  • 2 yolk Added to
  • 1 cup pecorino romano cheese Added to
  • 12 cup Parmesan cheese Added to
  • 14 cup diced parsley Added to
  • 12 onion diced (optional) Added to
  • 1 cup pasta water Added to
  • Salt Pepper Added to
ADVERTISING

Directions

25 min
1. Step

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook your pasta to package instructions. Drain well and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.Toss with a tablespoon of butter or olive oil so that the noodles don't stick and set aside.

Homemade Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe - preparation step 1
2. Step

Whisk together eggs, yolks, and pecorino romano cheese and set aside.

Homemade Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe - preparation step 1
3. Step

Next, fry up your bacon or pancetta/guanciale until crispy and fat has rendered (over medium heat). Remove meat from skillet and leave behind the flavor (fat).

Homemade Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe - preparation step 1
4. Step

Add diced onion and cook 2-3 minutes or until tender. Next, add in your garlic and cook for another minute. Add a splash of the pasta water and then add your pasta.

Homemade Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe - preparation step 1
5. Step

Toss to coat in the bacon fat and onion/garlic mixture. Reduce heat to low or turn off completely. Begin to incorporate your cheese and egg mixture until a creamy sauce forms. Do not do this over high heat - you do not want to scramble the eggs! Low and slow makes all the difference here!

Homemade Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe - preparation step 1
6. Step

The residual heat will cook the eggs to a safe level to consume. Once everything is mixed together, season to taste and garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Homemade Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe - preparation step 1

Similar recipes

The best ever carbonara recipe

A simple dish of hot pasta into which other ingredients have been mixed —often used as a postpositive modifier spaghetti carbonara.

Pizza Dough Gnocchi

We got the idea for these impromptu gnocchi from our Home Cooking community discussion board. All you need is half a pound of pizza dough, a pot of boiling salted water, and a sauce (marinara is perfect). Enlist your kids to help with the shaping, then let them watch you poaching the dough and tossing it in the sauce. What to buy: Premade pizza dough is available bagged in 14- or 16-ounce portions at well-stocked groceries.

Ultimate Creamy Bacon Spaghetti Carbonara

This Creamy Bacon Carbonara is an utterly delicious, comfort food recipe that combines pasta, bacon and a creamy, cheesy sauce. It's a speedy weeknight dinner that is loved by all age groups. This recipe is a hearty dish inspired by Italian culinary tradition, perfect to satisfy your pasta craving!
Doll
Doll
Recipe preview Quick and easy Fettuccine Carbonara
Videorecipe

Quick and easy Fettuccine Carbonara

Made super creamy and packed with extra flavour using Perfect Italiano Parmesan, this creamy fettuccine carbonara is ready in just 15 minutes!

Creamy Vegetarian Carbonara

This vegetarian carbonara is a classic Italian dish. For those who love the rich, creamy flavor of traditional carbonara, we have a vegetarian version. Made with mushrooms and a creamy sauce that is rich in flavor and texture, this dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Traditional Italian Fettuccine Carbonara Pasta

Fettuccine Carbonara is a classic Italian pasta dish that combines rich flavors of eggs, cheese, and cured pork. This creamy and indulgent pasta is perfect for a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner.

Creamy Chicken Carbonara Pasta with Parmesan

Chicken Carbonara is a flavorful Italian pasta dish that combines tender chicken, creamy sauce, and crispy bacon.

Classic Italian Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara is a classic Italian dish that is quick and easy to prepare. This dish is made with pasta, bacon, eggs, parmesan cheese, and black pepper.

Similar recipes

The best ever carbonara recipe

A simple dish of hot pasta into which other ingredients have been mixed —often used as a postpositive modifier spaghetti carbonara.

Pizza Dough Gnocchi

We got the idea for these impromptu gnocchi from our Home Cooking community discussion board. All you need is half a pound of pizza dough, a pot of boiling salted water, and a sauce (marinara is perfect). Enlist your kids to help with the shaping, then let them watch you poaching the dough and tossing it in the sauce. What to buy: Premade pizza dough is available bagged in 14- or 16-ounce portions at well-stocked groceries.

Ultimate Creamy Bacon Spaghetti Carbonara

This Creamy Bacon Carbonara is an utterly delicious, comfort food recipe that combines pasta, bacon and a creamy, cheesy sauce. It's a speedy weeknight dinner that is loved by all age groups. This recipe is a hearty dish inspired by Italian culinary tradition, perfect to satisfy your pasta craving!
Doll
Doll
Recipe preview Quick and easy Fettuccine Carbonara
Videorecipe

Quick and easy Fettuccine Carbonara

Made super creamy and packed with extra flavour using Perfect Italiano Parmesan, this creamy fettuccine carbonara is ready in just 15 minutes!

Creamy Vegetarian Carbonara

This vegetarian carbonara is a classic Italian dish. For those who love the rich, creamy flavor of traditional carbonara, we have a vegetarian version. Made with mushrooms and a creamy sauce that is rich in flavor and texture, this dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Traditional Italian Fettuccine Carbonara Pasta

Fettuccine Carbonara is a classic Italian pasta dish that combines rich flavors of eggs, cheese, and cured pork. This creamy and indulgent pasta is perfect for a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner.

Creamy Chicken Carbonara Pasta with Parmesan

Chicken Carbonara is a flavorful Italian pasta dish that combines tender chicken, creamy sauce, and crispy bacon.

Classic Italian Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara is a classic Italian dish that is quick and easy to prepare. This dish is made with pasta, bacon, eggs, parmesan cheese, and black pepper.

Top categories

Dinner

1685 recipes

Cakes

172 recipes

Lunch

1612 recipes

Quick meals

1279 recipes

Sauces

400 recipes

Asparagus

15 recipes

Breakfast

402 recipes

Salads

206 recipes