Classic spaghetti alla carbonara

    20 min

    Stay true to the classic Italian version of spaghetti alla carbonara which simply uses 4 key ingredients: egg yolks, Pecorino cheese, smoked bacon and spaghetti.


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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 egg yolks
    • 50g grated Pecorino cheese
    • 150g smoked bacon, cut into cubes
    • 350g Barilla® Spaghetti
    • freshly grated black pepper

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Beat the egg yolks in a bowl, add the grated Pecorino cheese.
    2. Cook the diced bacon in a non-stick pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until browned; set aside.
    3. Boil the spaghetti in plenty of boiling water. Before draining, remember to set aside a spoonful of pasta water to use when combining the pasta and sauce.
    4. Drain the pasta al dente, toss in the pan with the bacon. Take then off the heat and add beaten egg mixture. Don’t cook them too much, let the egg yolks thicken slowly, adding a little of the cooking water if necessary.
    5. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve.

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    Lovely dish I used lardons instead of bacon and 200g instead of 150g  -  01 May 2017


    Big hit with the whole family, so easy to make and tasty, kids loved it......  -  08 Jan 2017