Spaghetti Carbonara


Spaghetti Carbonara
A very famous Italian pasta recipe: egg yolks, cream, bacon, Parmesan and lemon juice.
286,989 24.0/5 for 56 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
7 min.17 min.24 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #1
Cook 500 g spaghetti.

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.
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Keeping bacon pan over low heat, tip in cooked pasta and mix well.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Add sauce and continue to mix for about two minutes.

Stage 6
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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.

Remarks

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

And to drink?

A red Italian wine like Barbera d'Asti

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,649 Kcal or 15,278 Kj100 gr350 gr205 gr
182 %39 %33 %31 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
349 Kcal or 1,461 Kj10 gr33 gr20 gr
17 %4 %3 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
608 Kcal or 2,546 Kj17 gr58 gr34 gr
30 %6 %6 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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SpaghettiSpaghetti: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Spaghetti with smoked salmon, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, ... All
Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cocotte eggs with Comté, Beef braised in reduced red wine, Truffade, Alsatian-style salad, Fougasse with bacon and Comté, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate cake, Potimarron and Parmesan tart, Baker's chicken and potato tart, Crunchy verrines, Individual creamy endive gratins, ... All
Egg yolkEgg yolk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Steamed leeks with morel sabayon, Hazelnut and orange cake, Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake), Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, Butter cream, ... All

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