25 Reviews

The only problem with the previous review is that the recipe calls for yolks!

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awilliams234 September 11, 2012

yummy and really easy

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Dinner Time May 06, 2011

This recipe is wicked! DH and I both aren't big fans of carbonara, but this absolutely changed my mind! One of the best pastas I have ever had the joy of eating! The white wine and red pepper flakes really top this recipe off! Adding this to the recipe rotation!

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yv. August 10, 2015

just for starters the yolk will not hurt any part of this dish. . ever. . it makes the appearance a bit different as will be illustrated in my photo, but the texture and flavor is just as grand. . In my dish i prepared my carbonara as the recipe stated, only changing a few things. . i added Black olives, capers and used a fatty jowel bacon for more intense pork flavor. Alot more parmesean ; by preference. Thing is now with any pasta dish i prepare an egg is essential. you cannot mess up a pasta dish by adding any part of an egg to it. . for texture and how it will meld all the ingredients together blissfully.

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RobsFiveStar February 07, 2013

Absolutely wonderful! I like that the recipe uses egg whites instead of whole eggs. Makes it healthier! I did add extra garlic (hubby & I love garlic!) and cut back on the black pepper. The red pepper is a great touch and adds just a hint of spice.

I will definately make this recipe again and again. Hubby doesn't usually like "sauceless" pasta but LOVED this one!

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FiaNia September 13, 2011

Absolutely delicious, quick and easy to make and tastier than most restaurant carbonara dishes! I added cherry tomatoes with the wine, and didn't add salt as I thought the cheese salt was enough, & used less oil. I also didn't have pancetta or romano so I used grilled and cut-up sausages & a mixture of cheddar and parmesan....yum! I think you could use any combination of cheeses and meat to suite your taste as it's really the garlic, dry wine & yolk that should be staple!

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zemandjames February 15, 2011

This was our first time eating Carbonara and it was a huge hit with the whole family. I doubled the recipe and used bacon. This was perfect with a salad and bread sticks. I will make this again for sure!

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Kate.1980 October 25, 2010

The best yet!!

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mmarianetti July 19, 2010

This recipe is super adaptable to different tastes! For a healthy(er) take, I used turkey bacon, whole wheat pasta, skipped the oil. Next time I will omit the salt when boiling the noodles, with the bacon this was salty enough as is! Thanks for a keeper!

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bubbleyumm82 June 11, 2010

I have eaten and enjoyed pasta carbonara with great gusto in various restaurants over the years. This is the first recipe I’ve ever used to actually make it and I am very pleased with it. I used ordinary bacon in place of the pancetta with excellent results. My thanks to Happynana for sharing this superb and easy carbonara recipe.

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vanillathekatt June 05, 2010
Carbonara