Authentic Italian Pasta Alla Carbonara

Recipe: Authentic Italian Pasta All Carbonara

Summary: This alla carbonara recipe is worth the trouble!+

When many of us go to cook Italian food, we immediately think of pasta.  Then we reach for the jar of red sauce.  This Authentic alla Carbonara recipe is a different take on a pasta dish that is both elegant and impressive.  Yet it is not difficult to make and while there is a little bit of technique, you should be able to master it quite easily.  The perfect dish to mix up your weekly dinner repertoire or to impress guests.


  • 1 lb. thick spaghetti (fettuccine or linguine work well)
  • 7 oz. Italian Pancetta
  • 4 eggs, 1 whole and 3 egg yolks
  • 3 oz. Pecorino Romano cheese or Parmigiano
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Note: Should you want to use parmigiano cheese, remember it will bring a significant change to the recipe in terms of taste so the best choice for this recipe is pecorino romano cheese


  1. Start by boiling a large pot filled three quarters (3/4) of the way with water and allow it to boil. When it is boiling, add a pinch or two of salt to the water. Add the pasta and cook for about 10 minutes (to al dente).
  2. Take the Pancetta and cut it into small piece:, cubes work well. Place the cut pancetta pieces into a lightly oiled pan and cook until the pancetta’s fat becomes crunchy and has a transparent color. Allow the pancetta to cool and remove from the heat.
  3. In a separate bowl, take 1 whole egg and 3 yolks and mix them with the Pecorino and add a pinch of pepper and salt.
  4. Take the fried and slightly cooled pancetta and mix it with the beaten egg mix. Put the cooked and drained spaghetti into a bowl and add the egg mix. Combine and stir the mix for a minute and allow the mixture to meld together.
  5. Serve the meal immediately.
  6. To add the mix, you may incorporate some freshly ground pepper or additional cheese if you are a cheese lover or feel the dish needs more of a salty component.

Cooking time (duration): 30

Number of servings (yield): 4

My rating: 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)