Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara Recipe

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Marie E


When I was an au-pair in France, the mother's side of the family was Italian, and so I learned how to make a lot of Italian pasta dishes. I learned this while I was there.

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lardons (bacon ends, or just bacon chopped up)
1 small
onion, finely chopped
~2-3 Tbsp
thick or heavy cream (the amount was always to taste when i was taught to make this)
egg yolk
pasta, any kind

How to Make Pasta Carbonara


  • 1Fry the bacon and the onion. Once the bacon is cooked and the onion is tender, remove from heat and reserve.
  • 2Boil some salted water, then add the pasta. Boil until pasta is at desired tenderness. Drain and put into a bowl.
  • 3Working quickly, add the egg yolk to the hot pasta (you want to work quickly so the pasta will cook the egg yolk), along with the cream and the bacon bits and onion. Mix everything and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

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About Pasta Carbonara

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Carbonara