Spaghetti Carbonara

Before presenting my spaghetti carbonara recipe, let’s take a quick look at the history of this pasta. As you might guess, this pasta, as it is today, appeared in Italy in the middle of the 20th century. Its length is usually between 25 and 30 cm. However, this type of pasta has been mass-produced since the 19th century. This pasta is made from cereals (white flour) and water. Whole wheat spaghetti is also available. Spaghetti can also be made at home, and if you have a spaghetti maker, everything will be even easier.
My spaghetti carbonara recipe is a simple yet delicious recipe.

There is also a version with cream, but the classic recipe does not include it. Let’s get to work!

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

This recipe makes a creamy spaghetti carbonara without cream! Here's what you do: whisk egg yolks with parmesan and pepper, cook spaghetti al dente (one minute less than package instructions), fry cubed meat with garlic in olive oil, then toss cooked pasta with meat, reserved pasta water, and the cheese mixture for a silky sauce. Enjoy hot with extra parmesan and pepper!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy


large pot
1 large pot
1 pan



  • In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the grated Parmesan cheese and add ground black pepper.
  • Bring the salted water to a boil in a large pot. When the water boils, add the spaghetti. Cook until al dente, or not quite cooked through. In general, the cooking time should be about one minute less than what is written on the pasta package.
  • Cut the meat into cubes and fry it in olive oil in a large, deep skillet. Add the garlic cloves (do not cut them – you can just slightly cut them) for flavor. Once the meat is browned, remove the garlic cloves and discard them. Pour in a ladle of the pasta water and then add the spaghetti. Start mixing and add the egg mixed with Parmesan cheese and pepper. Add more pasta water until you get a pasta with a medium consistency, similar to that of pancakes. Serve warm, immediately, with ground pepper and grated Parmesan cheese.
    Enjoy your meal!


Spaghetti Carbonara
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