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How to Make Authentic Carbonara

Authentic Roman carbonara recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: carbonara recipe, cooking spaghetti
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1300kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 10 ounces Panceta
  • 2 1/2 cups Pecorino cheese grated
  • 5 pieces egg
  • 6 cups water for boiling
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Ground black pepper


  • Crack the eggs in a bowl. Beat until the texture becomes smooth.
  • Add Pecorino cheese. Continue mixing until cheese and eggs are well blended. Season with ground black pepper. Set aside.
  • Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Set aside.
  • Sear Panceta on a clean skillet until it browns, and enough oil gets extracted.
  • Add cooked pasta in the skillet. Toss.
  • Combine ¼ cup tap water and ½ cup pasta water and then pour into the sauce mixture. Mix well.
  • Pour the sauce into the skillet. Toss while cooking in low heat until well distributed.
  • Season with more ground black pepper.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Calories: 1300kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 89g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 2627mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Calcium: 701mg | Iron: 2mg