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Perfect Italian Pasta Carbonara
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5 from 11 votes

Perfect Italian Carbonara

Homemade carbonara
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
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