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Classic spaghetti carbonara

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Julie Myers

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
500 g spaghetti
egg yolks
150 g pancetta
40 g grated Parmesan cheese
salt
pepper
Parmesan cheese (grated, for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • 1 pot (large)
  • sieve
  • bowl
  • whisk
  • box grater
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • frying pan

Nutrition per serving

Cal
703
Protein
37 g
Fat
30 g
Carb
71 g
  • Step 1/5

    Bring large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, approx. 7–9 min, or according to package instructions. Reserve about 120 ml/0.5 cup pasta water, and drain. In a large serving bowl, whisk together egg yolks, a few grinds of black pepper, and cheese.
    • salt
    • 500 g spaghetti
    • egg yolks
    • 40 g grated Parmesan cheese
    • pepper
    • 1 pot (large)
    • sieve
    • bowl
    • whisk
    • box grater

    Bring large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, approx. 7–9 min, or according to package instructions. Reserve about 120 ml/0.5 cup pasta water, and drain. In a large serving bowl, whisk together egg yolks, a few grinds of black pepper, and cheese.

  • Step 2/5

    Sauté cubed pancetta until crisp and fat is rendered.
    • 150 g pancetta
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • frying pan

    Sauté cubed pancetta until crisp and fat is rendered.

  • Step 3/5

    Toss pasta in skillet with pancetta until it's coated in its fat.

    Toss pasta in skillet with pancetta until it's coated in its fat.

  • Step 4/5

    Transfer pasta along with half of the reserved pasta water to serving bowl with egg mixture, mixing everything together quickly so that the eggs don’t scramble. Toss until the mixture turns creamy and thick, adding more pasta water as needed.

    Transfer pasta along with half of the reserved pasta water to serving bowl with egg mixture, mixing everything together quickly so that the eggs don’t scramble. Toss until the mixture turns creamy and thick, adding more pasta water as needed.

  • Step 5/5

    Season to taste with salt and black pepper and serve garnished with more cheese.
    • salt
    • pepper
    • Parmesan cheese (grated, for serving)

    Season to taste with salt and black pepper and serve garnished with more cheese.