Spaghetti Carbonara (My Family's Recipe)

Shannon Benvenuti


This is my family's recipe. It is not the "authentic Roman" carbonara with the egg mixture.


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4-6 people
25 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 stick
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 c
    white wine
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 large
  • 2 c
    sliced mushrooms
  • 1 lb
  • 1 lb
    cut ham
  • 1 c
    grated romano cheese
  • 1 lb
    fettuccine pasta

How to Make Spaghetti Carbonara (My Family's Recipe)


  1. Start cooking the fettuccine according to package directions.

    Take bacon and fry it to fairly crisp (I, personally, cut it to pieces and then fry it).
  2. Dice ham (I buy the already diced ham at the grocery for convenience) and toss it with the bacon. Get brown. Drain grease and set aside.
  3. Over medium heat, take HALF stick of butter and add garlic. Cook approximately 2 minutes and then add in the onions until translucent. Add the other half stick of butter and then add the sliced mushrooms. Cooked for another 5-10 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked through.
  4. Take the bacon and ham and add it to the garlic, onions, and mushrooms. Add the cup of wine. Heat for 2-3 minutes to let the alcohol burn off. Then add the cup of heavy cream.
  5. When fettuccine is done, add the Romano cheese to the sauce mixture and stir constantly until well combined and you have a nice thick sauce.
  6. Toss in the fettuccine or you can serve the fettuccine on individual plates and top with sauce. I personally toss it all together.

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About Spaghetti Carbonara (My Family's Recipe)

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Heirloom

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