Spaghetti Carbonara Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 100g pancetta or thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 350g spaghetti
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 40g freshly grated Parmesan
  • 40g freshly grated Pecorino

How to make Spaghetti Carbonara

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the pancetta and garlic, and cook for 5 mins, or until the garlic turns brown.
  2. Remove and discard the garlic. Continue to cook the pancetta for another 5 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of salted, boiling water until al dente, then drain and add to the pancetta.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat, pour in the eggs, add half the Parmesan and half the pecorino, and season with pepper.
  5. Mix well so that the egg coats the pasta. Add the remaining cheese, mix again, and serve.