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Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara from Scratch

The original carbonara pasta recipe represents a true institution of traditional Italian cuisine. Pasta carbonara is one of the most loved, discussed, and cooked the first course by the Italians. Therefore, follow my original carbonara recipe to bring Roman cuisine on your plate in only a few minutes. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: carbonara, italian carbonara, pasta carbonara, spaghetti carbonara
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 461kcal
Author: YourFoodBuddy


  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • 10 oz bacon
  • 6 medium egg yolks
  • 3.5 oz parmesan
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


Spaghetti Carbonara Dressing

  • Crack 6 eggs and separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the yolks with a fork or use a hand blender. Then grate some parmesan or pecorino and add it to the beaten yolks. Mix everything then sprinkle some black ground pepper and mix.
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of cooking water from the spaghetti and pour it in the mixture. Set aside 

How to make Spaghetti Carbonara

  • Put some water to boil in a large boiling pot, add salt. Cook the pasta/spaghetti to the “al dente” according to the package instructions
  • In the meantime, remove the rind from the bacon and cut it first into slices and then into thin strips.
  • Heat a frying pan and add on the sliced bacon. Brown until the fat melts on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Do not drain the spaghetti when ready, just grab them with tongs and toss in the pan with the sauteed bacon. Gently mix the pasta so that each spaghetti will be coated in the melted bacon fat
  • Add the dressing made with the beaten eggs and parmesan and mix. Take the pan off the stove 
  • Season with black pepper and serve


Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 238mg | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 406IU | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 1mg