You can try ina garten pasta carbonara at home. It is easy to prepare because there are no complex ingredients and cooking methods. You only need pasta, olive oil, bacon, cheese, and additional seasoning. To know more about this recipe, read the following sections.


  • 10-12 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces slab bacon or pancetta, sliced or cubed into small strips
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • Black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (or Parmigiano-Reggiano),
  • 1 handful flat-leaf parsley, fresh and chopped


Cooking Instructions:

  1. Prepare sated water in large pot and boil it. Put paste inside the pot and cook for up to ten minutes. Make sure the pasta is “al dente” (tender firm), but very subtle. After that, drain and keep 1/2 cup of the starchy cooking water to use in the sauce (only if you wish).
  2. Preheat a little olive oil in skillet over medium flame. Cook bacon to look crisp and all fats are rendered completely. Move bacon to platter and put aside. Remove bacon fat and change with olive oil, 3 tablespoons.
  3. Add garlic into the hot EVOO. Sauté for one minute to look light brown or until soften. Put spaghetti and mix them slowly for 2 minutes. Then, set it aside and clean the skillet.
  4. Prepare mixing bowl then mix eggs and Parmesan cheese together. Stir and mix them until blend completely then pour into pasta. Whisk again but don’t scramble, heat and eggs becomes thicken form.
  5. Use salted water to reduce the thickness on sauce. Mix carbonara with black pepper and salt to taste. Add chopped parsley and cheese then the recipe is ready to serve.

The key ingredients are spaghetti and bacon. If you want to serve for family, add more to get enough amounts. Interesting thing about Ina garten pasta carbonara is that it’s flexible to adjust with personal taste and preference. You may add more proportion to bacon and eggs if you like additional protein. On the other side, more spaghetti is favorable for person who likes the pasta definitely. Therefore, everyone can mix and match based on various styles, such pasta carbonara with peas.

Cooking time is about 25 minutes, even less. At first, you have to make sure the bacon is sliced in small pieces. As you know, it helps to cook faster when blended with the rest of ingredients. You may consider using fat from bacon as the sauce to replace olive oil. That’s optional for people who like bacon taste. Add more pepper and salt to balance the flavor in Ina garten pasta carbonara. (Update: October 9, 2020)


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