Authentic Carbonara Recipe

Authentic Carbonara Recipe - Lucy Williams Global

Authentic carbonara is an easy Italian dish to make and only has a handful of ingredients – egg yolks, guanciale, Pecorino Romano, black pepper, pasta water and spaghetti.

No cream, garlic mushrooms, or anything else. This is the authentic Italian way to make Spaghetti Carbonara.

How to Make Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Carbonara, Spaghetti Carbonara – are all the same. The dish is from Rome and is very easy to make at home and bring a little bit of Italy to your table.

Authentic Carbonara Recipe - Lucy Williams Global

Spaghetti Carbonara Ingredients

The ingredients you need to make an Authentic Carbonara are egg yolks, guanciale, Pecorino Romano, black pepper, pasta water and spaghetti.

Substitutes that can be used if you cannot get all the traditional ingredients are:

If you cannot get guanciale (pork cheek), you can use pancetta or bacon.

Parmigano Reggiano (Parmesan Cheese) can be used instead of Pecorino Romano cheese.

Spaghetti can be replaced with fettuccine or linguine.

STEPS TO MAKE SPAGHETTI CARBONARA

Authentic Carbonara Step by Step - Lucy Williams Global
Authentic Carbonara Recipe - Lucy Williams Global

Authentic Carbonara Recipe

Authentic carbonara is an easy Italian dish to make and only has a handful of ingredients – egg yolks, guanciale, Pecorino Romano, black pepper, pasta water and spaghetti
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Servings

Equipment

  • Large Saucepans
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Kitchen Scales / Cups
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Colander

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Egg Yolks, medium sized eggs
  • 150 g Guanciale, cut into strips (5 oz)
  • 50 g Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated (½ Cup)
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 400 g Spaghetti (14 oz)

Instructions
 

  • Boil water in a large saucepan for the spaghetti
  • Add the guanciale to a pan and fry for 10/15 minutes, no need for oil as it will cook in its own fat
  • Mix the egg yolks and Pecorino Romano cheese together with a whisk to make a think paste and add black pepper to taste
  • Once water is boiling add spaghetti and cook as packet instructions
  • Before spaghetti has finishing cooking add a table spoon of pasta water to the egg and cheese mixture and stir in
  • Drain spaghetti, but save the pasta water
  • Add the spaghetti to the guanciale and stir in
  • Then add the egg and cheese mixture to the spaghetti and mix in
  • Add another tablespoon of pasta water to the spaghetti mixture and mix in
  • Then your Spaghetti Carbonara is ready to serve
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EQUIPMENT TO MAKE Authentic Carbonara

  • Rubber Spatula
  • Cheese Grater
  • Measuring Cups / Kitchen Scales
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Colander
  • Saucepans
  • Wooden Spoon
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