This recipe I got from a friend who has long lived in Rome. Authentic Italian Carbonara is made without cream and is therefore doesn't have as many calories as you think. The pasta is really quick to make, so it's best to have the table already set. It tastes great fresh!
You can add even more pepper, to taste, as carbonara traditionally contains lots of pepper.
It was a bit too cheesy for my liking, but it was an easy recipe. - 02 Oct 2010