Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara
A very famous Italian pasta recipe: egg yolks, cream, bacon, Parmesan and lemon juice.
278,246 24/5 for 54 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 3 people 6 people 12 people 18 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
7 min.17 min.24 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #1

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.


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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SpaghettiSpaghetti: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Spaghetti with smoked salmon, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, ... All
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