Lovely Spaghetti Carbonara

Lovely Spaghetti Carbonara Time to plan yourself a date night in and make this Lovely Spaghetti Carbonara!

You absolutely do not have to go out to enjoy a beautiful meal. This spaghetti carbonara is a wonderful change from the usual date night dinner, spaghetti with marinara sauce and it is just as simple if not easier to make. This lovely pasta, a glass of wine and maybe a quick stop at the bakery for a chocolaty dessert is the combination of love. Every time I make this pasta I think of the first time I made it, I was sitting on the couch in my first apartment devouring each bite. This was definitely love at first bite 🙂

In this version of spaghetti carbonara I’m using both bacon and panchetta to aid in a unique burst of flavor and texture. You may of course use only bacon, only panchetta or the perfect combination of both, what ever your heart desires. I also opted for two cheeses, parmesan and ramano, to enhance the dish with a burst of tang to each bite. Just my opinion, but the leftovers make for the perfect guilty pleasure the next morning at breakfast. Bacon, eggs and cheese at its finest!

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Lovely Spaghetti Carbonara

Lovely Spaghetti Carbonara


  • Author: Whisking Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 4 ounces pancetta diced small
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3/41 cup freshly grated Parmesan Romano cheese blend, plus more for topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water

Instructions

  1. Whisk the eggs and yolks in small bowl and set aside
  2. Boil water in large stock pot adding salt
  3. Cook spaghetti according to package till al dente or desired texture
  4. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water
  5. In large pan cook bacon until crispy, set aside to cool before chopping
  6. Remove bacon dripping and cook the panchetta until crispy
  7. Turn the heat off the pan and immediately add pasta to pan with pancetta and bacon
  8. SPECIAL NOTE: whisk a little pasta water to the eggs before adding into pan this helps so they do not scramble!
  9. Add eggs, mixing quickly (the hot pan should be enough to slightly cook the eggs while keeping them creamy)
  10. Add 3/4-1 cup of cheese to the hot pan and mix
  11. Add additional pasta water to desired consistency
  12. Add generous amounts of salt and ground black pepper to taste
  13. Serve immediately and top with extra grated parmesan ramano cheese
  • Category: Main Dish

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment

  1. So creamy and delightful!

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