Spaghetti Carbonara

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you should know that most of my recipes are pretty simple, or have been simplified by me. I feel that many recipes are unnecessarily complicated, and it just scares people away. So I keep my instructions as easy as possible, or even convert difficult ones into non-intimidating ones. If everyone knew how easy it can be to put a great dinner on the table, more people would do it! On that note, I hope you cook this yummy Spaghetti Carbonara with me, because it is definitely easy and quick!


What you’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 pound pancetta (thick cut bacon works also), cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 cup grated parmesan or pecorino cheese (or a mix of both)
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Reserve one cup of the pasta water when it’s done.

Beat the eggs and half of the cheese in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a frying pan, over medium heat, sauté the garlic for one minute. Add the pancetta and cook for about 5 minutes, until just starting to get crispy.

When the pancetta is done, add it to the cooked pasta, toss well. Add 1/8 cup of the water you reserved from the pasta. Little by little add the egg/cheese mix to the pasta, continuously stirring. This part is tricky, because you don’t want the mixture to turn into scrambled eggs. Add the remaining cheese and toss. Add black pepper and salt as needed. To reheat, add more pasta water.


Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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