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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


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


  • 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)


  • 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
Keyword Carbonara