Carbonara. Humble ingredients—eggs, noodles, cheese, and pork—combine to create glossy, glorious pasta carbonara. It's the no-food-in-the-house dinner of our dreams. Pasta, eggs, cheese, and bacon come together in the ultimate Italian favorite: spaghetti carbonara.
In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and Parmesan until combined. Luscious and wonderfully indulgent, pasta carbonara takes as long to make as it does to cook the pasta. You can cook Carbonara using 8 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Carbonara
- It’s 1 box of Pasta (bucatini is my favorite).
- Prepare 3/4 lb of Bacon, diced.
- It’s 1 tbsp of Oil.
- Prepare 1/4 cup of Onion, sliced.
- It’s 1/4 cup of Mushrooms, thick sliced.
- Prepare 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated.
- It’s 2 of Eggs, beaten.
- You need of Black pepper.
The ingredients are simple—just spaghetti (or other long pasta), and the carbonara is made with pancetta or bacon, eggs, Parmesan, a little olive oil, salt and pepper. This is a favorite late-night dinner for my husband and I. John's favorite meal is carbonara; he always asks for it on his birthday. We also make it when he plays with his rock band.
Carbonara step by step
- Brown bacon to half-crispy..
- Boil noodles to taste..
- Add mushrooms and onions. Add extra oil if needed. Sauté until onions and mushrooms are browned..
- Beat eggs, Parmesan cheese and black pepper in a separate bowl..
- Add noodles to bacon/mushroom mixture. Sauté until all noodles evenly coated in mixture..
- Add hot mixture to egg/cheese mixture. Stir/toss until coated evenly. Add more cheese, if needed. Serve hot..
John doesn't like to eat dinner before a show so this has become our favorite midnight supper after a gig. I can't eat, think about, dream about, or even remotely consider Pasta Carbonara without thinking of Heartburn, the Meryl Streep/Jack Nicholson movie from the eighties that I both love and hate. Love, because it's incredibly written by Norah Ephron and incredibly acted by Meryl and Jack. Pasta carbonara is best fresh, but if you're going to reheat, it is best to reheat pasta carbonara over the stove, and not in the microwave. It was delicious nonetheless and shockingly easy.