Famous Italian Receipe

Italian Easy Spaghetti Carbonara





A spaghetti carbonara is a simple but tasty meal that is as much at home as part of a weekly family meal as it is at a fancy dinner party. 


Serves: 8 

  • 500g spaghetti">500g spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra grated Parmesan cheese 




Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti until al dente. Drain well. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a large frying pan, cook diced bacon until slightly crisp; remove and drain on paper towels.
  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat; add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat in the same frying pan. Add onion and cook over medium heat until onion is transparent.
  4. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add wine if desired; cook 1 more minute.
  5. Return cooked bacon to pan, add cooked and drained spaghetti. Toss to coat and heat through, adding more olive oil if it seems dry or is sticking together.
  6. Add beaten eggs and cook, tossing constantly with tongs or a large fork until eggs are barely set.
  7. Quickly add Parmesan cheese and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste (remember that bacon and Parmesan are very salty).
  8. Serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top and extra Parmesan cheese.
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