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Traditional Carbonara

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Traditional Carbonara

15 minutes total

Are you in search of the perfect traditional Italian carbonara recipe? Look no further! With our 6 simple steps, you can prepare a delicious and authentic carbonara pasta dish that's sure to satisfy your cravings. Made with classic ingredients like guanciale and not pancetta, eggs, and pecorino romano cheese, this recipe stays true to the traditional flavors of Italy. Impress your friends and family with your culinary skills and indulge in the ultimate comfort food. So why wait? Discover the recipe for the perfect carbonara today!



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Serves 8

1 box Barilla® Spaghetti No.5
6 oz Guanciale (cured unsmoked pork jowl) or pancetta
5 Large egg yolks
2/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese grated
To taste Black Pepper
To taste Salt


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Step 1

In a bowl, beat egg yolks with 2/3 of the grated Pecorino cheese and pepper.

  • Egg yolks
  • Pecorino
  • pepper

Step 2

Cut the guanciale into 1/2 inch strips, and place in a large skillet over medium heat until the fat melts. Fry lightly.

  • Guanciale

Step 3

Cook pasta according to package directions, and drain. Reserve a little bit of cooking water.

  • Spaghetti

Step 4

Pour pasta into the pan containing the guanciale, and mix.

Step 5

Turn off the heat, add the beaten eggs mixed with the Pecorino cheese, cooking water, and stir for 30 seconds.

Step 6

Finish the dish by sprinkling the remaining 1/3 grated Pecorino cheese on top and serve.

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