Italian Carbonara

Today I bring you the perfect pasta Carbonara recipe with just 4 ingredients. Carbonara is one of those dishes that are easy to make and are just delicious, nevertheless, I was puzzled about the true origin of this dish.

The entire story of the beginning of this dish and its place in Cucina Romana is ambiguous. The starting point of carbonara is highly talked about, yet nobody truly knows. There are a few contending speculations, yet all are episodic.

To begin with,  the name is said to originate from a dish made in the Appenine heaps of the Abruzzo by woodcutters who made charcoal for fuel. They would cook the dish over a hardwood charcoal fire and utilize penne as opposed to spaghetti since it is less demanding to hurl with the eggs and cheddar.

Second, is the undeniable one that given the significance of alla carbonara, coal specialist’s style, that the dish was a dish eaten by coal laborers or that the bottomless utilization of coarsely ground dark pepper looks like coal chips.

Another story is that nourishment deficiencies after the freedom of Rome in 1944 were severe to the point that Allied troops dispersed military proportions comprising of powdered egg and bacon which the neighborhood masses utilized with water to season the effortlessly put away dried pasta.

Perfect Italian Pasta Carbonara
Perfect Italian Pasta Carbonara

Origin hypothesis

There is additionally a hypothesis that in the territory of Ciociaria, in the locale of Lazio about somewhere between Rome and Benevento, pasta was prepared in a Neapolitan style with eggs, grease, and pecorino cheddar. Amid the German control of Rome amid World War II, many white-collar class families scattered from Rome into this district to get away from the harshness of the occupation and found out about this dish. After the war, Roman cooking turned out to be exceptionally famous all through Italy and this dish, now changed into carbonara, turned into a prime case.

Another story proposes that the renowned eatery in the Campo d’Fiori in Rome, La Carbonara, was named after its strength. In spite of the fact that the eatery has been open since the early piece of the twentieth century, and does in truth have carbonara on its menu, the eatery itself denies any such association and reveals to us that the name came to fruition for a different reason.

Perfect Italian Pasta Carbonara

Perfect Italian Carbonara

Homemade carbonara
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: spaghetti carbonara
Servings: 1
Calories: 692kcal


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup roman pecorino cheese
  • 4 strips guanciale bacon
  • pinch black pepper


  • Beat with a fork the eggs together with the cheese, salt and a lot of black pepper, and set aside.
  • Heat up the olive oil and fried the guanciale bacon it in a pan at medium heat till is crispy
  • Cook the spaghetti al dente, strain and reserve one cup of the pasta water
  • Toss together pasta and the guanciale in the hot pan, add the cup of water and pour the egg mix over the top and mix quickly and well.
  • serve with extra cheese on top


Serving: 1yield | Calories: 692kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 27g
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