Easy Spaghetti Carbonara

1x1.trans Easy Spaghetti CarbonaraI’ve been obsessed with Italian cooking ever since I came back from Italy this summer. I’ve been playing with basics and not so basics. I think I’ve finally perfected the Carbonara after trying out lots and lots of recipes.


4 strips of bacon (or pancetta – I stick to bacon, pancetta can sometimes make it too salty)


3 large eggs (at room temperature)

3/4 cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano (shredded or grated)

1/2 cup half and half


1x1.trans Easy Spaghetti CarbonaraCut up your bacon strips into 1 inch strips. Cook the bacon for 10 minutes and get rid of excess fat with paper towels.

1x1.trans Easy Spaghetti CarbonaraCook the spaghetti according to instructions.

1x1.trans Easy Spaghetti CarbonaraWhile the spaghetti cooks, mix together the eggs, cheese and half and half. Set this to the side while the pasta cooks.

Drain the pasta, but do not rinse it.

1x1.trans Easy Spaghetti CarbonaraQuickly add the hot pasta to the egg-cheese-half and half mixture and mix together.  This will cook the egg.

Add the bacon, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with cheese.

1x1.trans Easy Spaghetti CarbonaraServe immediately.

Blanca Valbuena
I am one of the co-founders of FriendsEAT. Obviously, I love to eat. Other passions include A Song of Ice and Fire, Shakespeare, Dostoyevski, and Aldous Huxley.
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