Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons Pecorino Romano, plus extra, for serving
  • 2 teaspoons cream, optional
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 slices pancetta
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Boil the spaghetti in salted water until it is al dente. Drain and set aside.

  • Beat the eggs. Add the black pepper and cheese to the beaten eggs. Set aside. Add cream to this mixture, if desired, for a creamier dish.

  • Put the oil in a saucepan with the pancetta, and saute for 5 minutes. Add the spaghetti into the pan and saute for another 3 minutes.

  • Turn off the flame (this is important) and add the egg and cheese mixture to the pasta and mix. Serve with additional Pecorino Romano on top.


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