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If you like authentic Italian dishes our pasta carbonara recipe may be one for you to try. If you have some experience of this or similar recipes, or can suggest some improvements let us know, our feedback details are at the foot of the page. All our successful recipes are stored in the Recipe Directory.
Unashamedly Italian, this is an interesting alternative to pasta with a tomato based sauce. This dish is quick to prepare and is a favourite wherever people eat spaghetti. Although carbonara is a relatively 'new' creation several regional variations exist in Italy, both in the pasta used to accompany the sauce (bucatini, carbonara, fettuccine carbonara or even rigatoni carbonara) and the sauce itself. But all carbonara recipes use eggs and bacon.
A word about the quality of pasta you might wish to use. The better the quality the more perfect the end result, however before you go online to stock up on luxury spaghetti you might like try Lidl's Combino Spaghetti (Pasta All' Uovo, it's made from eggs, easy to use and tastes really great. It represents the excellent value for money.
Only one tricky part, the eggs, don't under cook or overcook the eggs, this aside it's a brilliant recipe loved my millions.
If you like pasta dishes you might like to try our lasagna recipe.
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
1 pack of cubetti di pancetta' (four or five back bacon rashers cut into small squares will work as an alternative)
A word of note about the garlic, if you can get a bulb of smoked garlic you'll get a great flavour in the panchetta and it will smell even more wonderful. Don't be tempted to use more than one clove. If you have the choice avoid quick cook pasta.
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