How to cook carbonara sauce?

Cook the carbonara sauce for 10 minutes.

How to cook carbonara


for 200 grams of spaghetti

Smoked ham or bacon – 150-200 grams

Parmesan – 150-200 grams

Egg yolks – 4 pieces

Cream with 20% fat – 1 cup (or 150 milliliters of cream with 25-33% fat)

Garlic – 4 prongs

Olive oil – 2 tablespoons

Salt – 2 teaspoons

Pepper – 1 teaspoon

Dried basil – 1 tablespoon (can be replaced with a few fresh sprigs)

How to cook carbonara

1. Put a saucepan on the fire, add oil, add finely chopped garlic and fry for 1 minute.

2. Add finely chopped bacon and fry for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks, add the cream and beat again, season with salt and pepper.

4. Place the fried bacon on a paper towel to remove excess fat.

5. Grate Parmesan cheese (finely grated) into a bowl with sauce, add basil and mix well.

6. Place the Carbonara sauce over the hot spaghetti.

5. Put the fried bacon on top of the sauce.


This amount of carbonara is enough for 4 servings of spaghetti.

Delicious facts

– Store carbonara in the refrigerator for 12 hours. As a rule, due to the short shelf life, carbonara is prepared for 1 dose.

– Parmesan in the recipe can be replaced with any hard cheese. If you buy Parmesan, keep in mind that grated cheese is usually more expensive. But also more convenient.

– Calorie content of spaghetti carbonara – 287 kcal / 100 grams. (for comparison, the calorie content of boiled pork is 349 kcal / 100 grams).

– The cost of products for making 4 servings of carbonara sauce according to our recipe is 450 rubles. (data as of June 2020).

– If there is no heavy cream, you can use a little more cheese – then the sauce will acquire the necessary thickness due to the density of the cheese.

– The olive oil in the recipe can be replaced with any vegetable oil.

– Bacon can be replaced with any salted pork.

– Scrambled eggs can be made from the proteins left over from the preparation of carbonara. Keep in mind that the shelf life of raw chicken proteins is several hours, and in the form of a well-fried omelet, they will definitely survive until morning in the refrigerator.

Why else cook carbonar

1. With shrimps – at the stage of adding ham to the saucepan, add peeled boiled shrimp.

2. With blue cheese – at the stage of adding Parmesan, add a couple of pieces of blue cheese.

3. With mushrooms – after frying the ham, add the mushrooms and fry them for 15 minutes over medium heat, without a lid.

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