Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is an authentic recipe from the north of Italy. I made it for several friends who had this dish in Italy and top Italian restaurants in Montreal and enjoyed it very much.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook spaghetti in boiling water for about 8-10 minutes. Pasta should be" al dente"; strain.
  2. Dice in small pieces the pancetta or bacon, and fry in a pan until crispy.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl mix the beaten eggs, the parmesan, and the cream until homogenized.
  5. In an non-stick pan, melt the butter at low heat.
  6. Add the egg mixture, gently mix and as soon as the mixture thickens, add the bacon and spaghetti.
  7. Toss gently to warm up the pasta and serve.
Most Helpful

My wife Veronique love the spaghetti Carbonara, frankly it is her best dish.

Michel KING May 17, 2010

Of several "carbonara" recipes I found, this was the one most like the traditional carbonara I remember.ç a VERY good recipe, but hard on your liver... ;) TIP: Dont let the eggs overcook..

pol3925 August 25, 2005

This recipe was very easy to prepare and worked well. I used vegetarian fake bacon to make this a vegetarian meal.

Missy Wombat August 31, 2003