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Bowl of pasta carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

Simple Kitchen Cooking

How to Make the Best Pasta Carbonara recipe. This pasta dish is a Personal favorite and for very good reasons. it is classic comfort food using simple ingredients that anyone can make.

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 629 kcal


  • 270 g of dried Linguine/ spaghetti or rigatoni
  • 1 garlic clove squashed
  • 1 tsp of cracked black pepper
  • 70 g of grated parmesan
  • 220 g of pancetta lardons
  • 50/60 mls of white wine
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 whole egg


  • Heat a large frying pan and rub the garlic clove all over the base (remove clove)
  • Add in the crushed peppercorns and toast them for 1 min or until you begin to get a strong pepper smell- remove the pepper & set aside
  • In the same pan cook the pancetta until the fat slightly changes colour at this stage pour in the wine and simmer for 2/3 mins , until wine is mostly reduced
  • Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta until al dente
  • In a small bowl beat together the yolks and the extra egg stir in most of the Parmesan and all of the toasted pepper
  • Drain the pasta reserving some of the cooking water
  • Stir the pasta it into the pancetta along with 1/2 a ladle (apprx 115-125ml) of pasta water
  • Turn off the heat
  • Whisk one ladle (apprx 230-250ml) of warm pasta water in the egg mix and quickly stir it into the pasta pan
  • Top with the remainder of the parmesan and eat straight away
  • Garnish with fresh basil, oregano or marjoram


Serving: 1gCalories: 629kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 21gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 360mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1g
Keyword carbonara, pasta carbonara
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