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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara is a classic Roman pasta dish that combines simple ingredients to create an indulgent, flavorful experience. With its rich, creamy sauce and savory pancetta, it’s no wonder this dish has become a favorite worldwide.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes



Estimated Cost


Ingredient List

  • 12 oz spaghetti
  • 4 oz pancetta or guanciale, diced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Salt, for pasta water

Savor the Flavors of Italy

Our Spaghetti alla Carbonara recipe highlights the delicious balance of flavors and textures that have made this dish so popular. Using high-quality ingredients and traditional techniques, you’ll be able to recreate an authentic Italian meal in your own kitchen.

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Step by Step Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced pancetta or guanciale and cook until crispy, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and Pecorino Romano cheese until well combined. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, use tongs to transfer it directly to the skillet with the pancetta, allowing some pasta water to come along with it. Toss the pasta to coat it in the rendered fat.
  5. Slowly pour the egg and cheese mixture over the pasta while continuously tossing, allowing the residual heat to cook the sauce without scrambling the eggs. The sauce should become creamy and coat the spaghetti evenly. If necessary, add a little reserved pasta water to achieve the desired consistency.
  6. Serve immediately, topped with additional Pecorino Romano cheese and freshly ground black pepper, if desired.
Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Tips & Tricks

  • Use our store’s high-quality Italian spaghetti for an authentic taste and texture.
  • For a more traditional flavor, opt for our imported guanciale available at our market.
  • Add a touch of heat with our artisanal black pepper, freshly ground for the best flavor.

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Ready to create an indulgent and authentic Italian pasta dish? Try our Spaghetti alla Carbonara recipe and experience the rich flavors of Rome. Share your creations with us on social media using the hashtag #ItalianStreetMarketRecipes.

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