Spaghetti Carbonara


Spaghetti Carbonara
A very famous Italian pasta recipe: egg yolks, cream, bacon, Parmesan and lemon juice.
283,001 24/5 for 54 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 18 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 1 kg 500 g spaghetti.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Spaghetti Carbonara : Photo of step #2
Meanwhile make sauce: in a bowl put 12 egg yolks, 600 ml cream, salt and pepper.

Beat to mix well, then add juice of 2 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 600 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
10,947 Kcal or 45,833 Kj301 gr1,050 gr616 gr
547 %116 %99 %93 %
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 mussels and basil, Spaghetti with smoked salmon, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: New tiramisu, Baker's chicken and potato tart, Chocolate cream, Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée, Elsa's Comtoise galette, ... All
Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Split peas "à la française", Vol-au-vent, Warm haricot bean salad, Green beans with tomatoes, Röstis, ... All
Egg yolkEgg yolk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate mousse with hazelnuts, Scallops with crunchy vegetables and wine sabayon, Maroilles cheese quiche, Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream), Crusty cockle tart, ... All

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