Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara- super easy to make

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There are a few classics in the kitchen that everyone loves – just like spaghetti carbonara.

Normally I’m a fan of authentic cuisine, but dear Italy, I know that traditionally only eggs (or egg yolks) go into the classic carbonara. But I just love them with a dash of cream. Sorry! I hope you can forgive me.

But what do you need for Spaghetti Carbonara?

  • Spaghetti
  • eggs
  • bacon
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese

That’s all you need for my spaghetti carbonara and they are ready after about 20 minutes. We like to just serve a mixed salad with it to add a bit of acidity with some balsamic vinegar.

And If you don’t have spaghetti at home, you can certainly also use penne or tagliatelle pasta. They also taste sensational as a carbonara.

Another little tip for you – if you add the spaghetti to the bacon, you should make sure that your pan is on low heat as you don’t want any scrambled eggs 😉

Since I’m a little Parmesan fan, I of course add some Parmesan at the end. Because there is no such thing as too much parmesan for me.

Enjoy your Spaghetti Carbonara!

All the best, sabrina x

And if you are looking for another pasta recipe, have a look at Capellini with spicy prawns or tagliatelle with salmon.

My wine recommendation for Spaghetti Carbonara:

Try a glass of Italian Merlot with it-it´s an easy-going wine with a smooth finish

Spaghetti Carbonara

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my take on the family favorite

  • Prep time:
    5 minutes
  • Cook time:
    15 minutes
  • Total time:
    20 minutes


2 servings
250 g spaghetti
150 g bacon
3 egg yolks
1 egg
50 ml of cream
80 g grated parmesan cheese
salt & fresh ground pepper

Steps of preparation

  1. Cook the spaghetti al dente in boiling salted water according to the instructions on the packet
  2. Whisk the egg yolk, egg and cream together. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the grated Parmesan to the egg mixture and stir in with a fork
  4. In the meantime, fry the bacon in a large pan, set aside.
  5. Put the pasta straight from the pasta water with the bacon in the pan and swish briefly.
  6. Add the egg mixture and mix everything together well- but do not let it cook
  7. Season again with salt and pepper and enjoy.

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