Spaghetti Carbonara

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by markthegastonome

An adapted recipe from an Italian cook book. Neither the books version nor this one calls for cream, contrary to how carbonara is commonly served. Prep time includes time it takes to boil water(before adding pasta).

Top Review by rjk107

Excellent recipe. No proper Italian recipe uses cream. (Ask the Silver Spoon -- the cooking bible of italy.) I like adding peas, as well. And as much bacon as I can get away with! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set a large pot of water to boil with about 1 Tbs olive oil and a few good shakes of salt for the pasta.
  2. Add about a Tbs of olive oil to a large frying pan and heat over Med heat.
  3. Add garlic and sauté until just barely brown.
  4. Add onions and shallots, sauté until they are translucent.
  5. Add meat and cook until meat is not quite cooked.
  6. Add white wine and simmer on low heat.
  7. Mix eggs parsley and half of the cheese mixture, set aside.
  8. When pasta is done until just BEFORE al dente; strain it and add to frying pan with the meat mixture.
  9. Toss well while adding the egg+cheese+parsley mixture gradually.
  10. Put pasta in a preheated serving bowl and sprinkle some more cheese on top along with some fresh ground black pepper.
  11. Serve immediately.

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