Pasta for Lunch! My Family's Favorite Pasta Carbonara

Pasta for Lunch! My Family's Favorite Pasta Carbonara

You can choose from 2 options: easy cooking with a pan or an authentic method using a double boiler See Step 8 for the authentic method.

Ingredients: 1 serving

100 g
1 tablespoon to 1 liter of water
●Egg yolk
●Heavy cream (or heavy cream and milk)
70 ml (or 70 ml in total)
●Grated cheese
1 tablespoon
●Rough ground black pepper
2 slices
Garlic (optional)
1 clove
Olive oil
3 to 4 tablespoons
Rough grounded black pepper
to taste


1. Put all the ingredients marked ● into a mixing bowl and whisk well. A generous amount of black pepper should be good for seasoning. Slice bacon into 1 cm strips.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Cook the pasta for 1 to 2 minutes less than instructed on the package.
3. When you're halfway through cooking the pasta, heat olive oil and the garlic in the skillet until fragrant and then sauté the bacon.
4. Drain the pasta in a colander when it's done. Toss into the pan from Step 3 and combine briskly.
5. When the pasta is coated well with oil, transfer into the bowl from Step 1 and combine with the sauce thoroughly. Tipe: It's done when the sauce is slowly cooked to a creamy texture.
6. When the sauce is still watery at Step 5, toss back into the pan and mix briskly over low heat.
7. Serve immediately, garnished with black pepper and it's done!
8. Authentic variation using a bowl: Prepare a large mixing bowl (larger than the bowl from Step 1, so that you can pour the pasta cooking water in later). Follow Steps 1-3.
9. When the pasta is cooked, drain the pasta in a colander. Pour water into the larger bowl in the bottom to heat later.
10. Follow Steps 3 and 4.
11. Put everything together into the reserved bowl with the sauce from Step 1...
12. Toss briskly with the sauce in a double boiler. It's done when the spaghetti is well coated in the creamy sauce! (See Helpful Hints.)

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe came up to me after several trials for my husband who loves carbonara.