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Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

Italian pasta dish complete with garlic flavors, pancetta, and a creamy sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 5
Calories 349 kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • pot
  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • strainer
  • whisk
  • tongs


  • ½ Tbsp butter
  • ¼ lb pancetta diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ lb fettuccini
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large frying pan, add diced pancetta, and cook over medium heat until crispy.
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  • Then add minced garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer the pancetta and garlic into a large bowl.
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  • Beat the eggs in a small bowl until fluffy, then mix in the grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Toss everything to combine, and then add beaten eggs and cheese. You need to do this step quickly, as you want the pasta to be hot when you add eggs. It’s the heat from the pasta that will heat the eggs and create a light creamy sauce.
  • Mix once again until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
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  • Once the pasta is cooked, quickly drain it and move into the bowl with pancetta and garlic.
  • Serve immediately! Sprinkle each plate with parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Enjoy!
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Bacon can be substituted for the pancetta.


Nutrition Facts
Pasta Carbonara
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 348mg15%
Potassium 192mg5%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword bacon, butter, eggs, fettuccini, garlic, pancetta, parmesan cheese, pasta
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