AUTHENTIC PASTA CARBONARA

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 20 mins | Yield: 6 Servings

If you are craving a creamy carbonara, well you need to give this recipe a try! It’s very easy to cook. Just make sure to follow all these steps that I have provided and you are good to go. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1-lb spaghetti pasta

1 tbsp salt

1 lb thick-cut bacon or pancetta diced

4 Egg yolks

2 whole Eggs

1 1/2 c grated pecorino Romano cheese divided

1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley to garnish

Directions:

Step 1: Place a large pot with salted water on the stove and turn the heat to high. Allow the water to boil.

Step 2: Add the pasta noodles and cook until al dente. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the water, then drain the pasta to stop the cooking process.

Step 3: Place a large saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Step 4: Add bacon/pancetta and cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until crispy.

Step 5: Set aside 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease and drain the bacon.

Step 6: In a medium mixing bowl, add the eggs, 1 cup of pecorino Romano cheese, and egg yolks. Whisk until well combined.

Step 7: Add the cooked pasta into the pan with the bacon.

Step 8: Add the reserved bacon grease, pasta water, and egg mixture. Toss for about 2 minutes or until well combined.

Step 9: Sprinkle the rest of the cheese, parsley, and ground pepper on top.

Step 10: Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 752kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 260mg | Sodium: 1995mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 2.2mg