Classic Spaghetti Carbonara Dish

Ah, the enticing aroma of a timeless Italian favorite – the Classic Spaghetti Carbonara. Just the thought of perfectly cooked spaghetti enveloped in a creamy, egg-based sauce with crispy bits of pancetta is enough to transport your senses to the charming streets of Rome. Allow me to guide you through crafting this culinary masterpiece in your own kitchen.


  • 8 oz (220 g) spaghetti
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup (100 g) Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
  • 4 oz (120 g) pancetta or guanciale, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente. Reserve a cup of pasta water before draining.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, grated Pecorino Romano cheese, and a generous amount of black pepper.
  3. In a skillet, cook pancetta or guanciale until crispy. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  4. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet, tossing to combine with the pancetta.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat and quickly pour in the egg and cheese mixture, tossing vigorously to create a creamy sauce. If needed, add reserved pasta water to reach the desired consistency.
  6. Garnish with chopped parsley and additional grated Pecorino Romano.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Yields: 2 servings

Indulge in the rich and authentic flavors of Italy with our Classic Spaghetti Carbonara recipe. Perfectly al dente pasta coated in a velvety sauce, studded with pancetta and Pecorino Romano cheese.

Nutrition information: Calories: 580, Fat: 24g, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 32g

Ah, what a journey into the heart of Italian comfort food! With each forkful of this Classic Spaghetti Carbonara, you’re tasting history and savoring the traditions of generations past. As the creamy sauce clings to the strands of perfectly cooked pasta, and the savory pancetta adds its delightful crunch, you’ll be transported to a trattoria in Rome, enjoying the simple yet profound pleasures of Italian cuisine. Share this dish with loved ones, and let the flavors spark conversations and laughter around your table. Buon appetito!

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