A classic spaghetti carbonara is one of the easiest pasta dishes to pull off and everyone loves it. The effect is rich and amazingly creamy, which is especially amazing considering there's no cream in the recipe!


  • 500g spaghetti

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 3 handfuls pancetta, diced

  • 100g salted butter

  • Handful of parmesan cheese, freshly grated

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1.

    Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.

  • 2.

    In a saucepan, slowly shallow fry the pancetta in the butter until very crispy.

  • 3.

    Drain the pasta and add to the cooked pancetta. Immediately add the eggs yolks, season with salt and pepper and stir very well until you have a creamy texture.

  • 4.

    Add the parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 750kj
  • Fat Total 31g
  • Saturated Fat 16g
  • Protein 21g
  • Carbohydrate 94g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Sodium 416mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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