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spaghetti carbonara

Tasty Fettuccine Carbonara Recipe

This tasty spaghetti carbonara recipe is an easy, classic Italian meal that anyone can make with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Using the traditional egg yolks & pancetta, we add parmesan cheese instead of the more traditional dish that contains pecorino romano.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 400 g Spaghetti or Fettuccine
  • 200 g Pancetta thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese shaved
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Broad Leaf Parsley


  • Cook pasta in large saucepan of boiling water following the packet instructions.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pancetta in a pan over low heat for approximately 5 minutes before adding the garlic. Gently cook the garlic for about 1 minute (be sure not to burn it.)
  • In a bowl, mix the egg yolks and parmesan cheese together. Then stir in the pancetta and garlic.
  • Add the mixture from the bowl back to the pan on a low heat. Add the pasta and stir through the mixture. Don't drain the pasta first. Spoon it in to the mixture ensuring that some of the pasta water makes it into the sauce as well. This will give it a smooth texture. Also, be sure not to scramble the eggs.
  • Finally, Season with pepper and serve with extra parmesan. You can always sprinkle some parsley, spring onions and basil on top too.
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