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Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

A very famous Italian pasta recipe: egg yolks, cream, bacon, Parmesan and lemon juice.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
7 min.17 min.24 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
10 min.
Stage 2
5 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #2 Meanwhile make sauce: in a bowl put 4 egg yolks, 200 ml cream, salt and pepper.

Beat to mix well, then add juice of ½ lemon and some grated Parmesan, whip again, sauce is ready.
Stage 3
5 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #3 In a pan on medium heat, put 200 g small pieces of bacon and cook until lightly browned.

Reduce heat.
Stage 4
2 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #4 Keeping bacon pan over low heat, tip in cooked pasta and mix well.
Stage 5
2 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #5 Add sauce and continue to mix for about two minutes.
Stage 6
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #6 Your spaghetti carbonara is ready. Grate some more Parmesan over, and put the pan in the centre of the table so that your guests can serve themselves and come back for more.


You can use the same recipe with other pasta like penne, tortellini etc.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3649100 gr350 gr205 gr
182 %39 %33 %31 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
34910 gr33 gr20 gr
17 %4 %3 %3 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
60816 gr58 gr34 gr
30 %6 %6 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 3.07 €
Per person : 0.51 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: A red Italian wine like Barbera d'Asti
Source: Home made.
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