Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Great pasta dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta following the instructions on the package.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and saute the onion and bacon for 5 minutes, until softened.
  3. Stir in the garlic and saute for 2 minutes, stirring.
  4. Beat the eggs in a bowl, then stir in the cream and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Grate the parmesan cheese and stir it into the cream mixture.
  6. Stir the cream mixture into onion and bacon and cook over low heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly until heated through.
  7. Season to taste.
  8. Drain the pasta thoroughly and put into a large serving bowl.
  9. Pour on the sauce and toss to coat.
  10. Serve.
Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! To all those who had a "curdy" or "scrambled egg" sauce, you just cooked the sauce too long. I noticed the egg hardening in mine too and took it straight off the stove just in time. It was still delicious. Thanks for sharing!

laura.scrimgeour September 11, 2010

Tasty. I added a dab of our cream and some red pepper flakes.

Ambervim October 22, 2012

I've been making this for years, but had to give it up because of the pancetta. Finally! I have found a glorious beef substitute, and I'll be back to making it full time. I've loved it since the day I found it - cheesy, smokey, eggy goodness. Its just like I ate in Italy; great balanced flavours, not to much of any one thing, so all the ingredients work together perfectly. Brilliant!

Morgan Khan April 08, 2012