Spaghetti Carbonara

The origins of the spaghetti carbonara recipe are obscure, but there is no doubt that this mouth-watering dish came from Italy. However, the word “carbonara” is more likely to derive from Italian word carbonari (charcoal workers) who liked to cook spaghetti carbonara. There is a great variety of recipes for this yummy dish. Here the traditional recipe that does not use cream.

You can serve it as the main course.

Spaghetti is a healthy meal as it is an excellent source of the B vitamins while cheese, bacon and eggs supply proteins and vitamins A and E.

Ingredients for Spaghetti Carbonara

300 g spaghetti
100-150 g bacon or pancetta
2 eggs
50 g Parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves
2-3 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste.

Ingredients for Spaghetti Carbonara

Ingredients for Spaghetti Carbonara

Recipe of Spaghetti Carbonara

    • Pour water in pot, add salt and bring water to a boil.
    • Drop spaghetti in pot and boil, stirring slightly.
    • Put oil in pan. Fry chopped garlic until golden.
    • Chop bacon finely. Fry garlic and bacon together over a medium heat.
    • When spaghetti is done, drain water.
    • Combine spaghetti with bacon.
    • Separate the yolk from the white. Add yolks to spaghetti and toss quickly.
    • Grate Parmesan cheese finely. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; add ground black pepper to taste.
    • Toss everything thoroughly and serve immediately.
Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara