21 Reviews

I made this for my husband [I am on a diet] who had never had spaghetti carbonara before. He likes all the ingredients but did not like the end result. He thought it was too dry, not creamy enough. I think its a personal preference thing though. He likes fettuccine alfredo a lot and thats more his type of thing.

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bitch'n kitchen January 21, 2010

this was simply wonderful. simmering the pancetta, onion, garlic and peppers in the oil for a lengthy time really allowed for the flavours to develop. i loved the simplicity of the ingredients... you can taste every one of them in the final dish without any overpowering the others (plus there was no mess in the kitchen to clean up - bonus!). i am a fan of fairly "naked" pasta and have been searching for the perfect non-creamy carbonara recipe for ages. i have definitely found it. thank you!

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Kaysma October 15, 2009

This is one of our go to family recipes. My kids love it! However I do lighten it up by using turkey bacon and reduced fat cheese. I'm sure it's not as good as the full fat version but its still pretty darn good!! One of these days I will actually use pancetta. Watch the bacon mixture when cooking I have burnt it a couple times.

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Amy B. October 26, 2015

Really delicious pasta!

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Chef Charlee September 06, 2011

I love this receipe and I am making it again! Yum! Yum! and made it with egg substitute and it was just as good...also add red and green bell pepper slices and...it is even better! Five stars!

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gg's cooking September 20, 2009

I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise, but i"m a fan of this!! Huge portions that I had no problem tackling. :) Made exactly as listed and the red pepper flakes gave it a nice kick! Made for the Fall PAC. Thanks ~Nimz~ :)

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Nif September 06, 2009

This went over so-so as DH didn't think it was saucy enough for a spaghetti dish. He did love the taste of the pancetta (a first for me) as I do have bacon lovers in the house, but just wishing that there was more sauce. My fault entirely as I should have read over the recipe better and realized it really didn't have any. Served with some garlic toast and it made for a very filling meal. Made for HolidayTag.~

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CoffeeB August 13, 2009

Amazing! That's all I can say.

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run for your life July 12, 2009

This recipe was really good and filling. I accidently burned the pancetta mixture and had only half the amount of cheese needed but I think it still turned out yummy. Will definitely make again and maybe next time I will add tomatoes and chicken. Thanks for posting!

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JellyBean#86 September 24, 2008
To Die for Spaghetti Carbonara by Tom Cruise