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Easy Carbonara

A flavorful, creamy Italian pasta made with pancetta! Perfect for a weekday family dinner or a dinner party!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: carbonara, pasta
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 765kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $25


  • 1 1/2 lbs pancetta cut ino 1/2" cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra pepper to ganrish the pasta
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3 tbsp salt use for boiling water and pasta
  • 1 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 lbs thick spaghetti or bucatini pasta


  • Cut pancetta into thick cubes.
  • Brown the pancetta in a skillet with olive oil and pepper until brown, almost crispy, on all sides. Let it sit while you make the rest.
  • In a bowl combine eggs and cream and whisk until combined.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water and salt until al dente.
  • Quickly drain the pasta and put it back in the large hot pot.
  • Pour the egg and cream mixture into the hot pasta and stir.
  • Add in the parmesan cheese.
  • Add in the pancetta and any bacon grease from the pan and stir it all together.
  • Top with freshly ground pepper and shaved parmesan.


You can use spaghetti, bucatini or linguine for this pasta. 
Cut the round pancetta into 1/2" cubes. You can also have the butcher do this for you at the grocery store to make it even easier. 


Calories: 765kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 5403mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 1mg