Simple Gourmet Cooking

15 Amazing Minutes To The Perfect Spaghetti Carbonara

Mmmm, Spaghetti Carbonara!

Just the sound of it makes you think of a beautiful creamy dish;
Soft spaghetti and crispy pancetta, covered in a creamy sauce
topped with lashings of parmesan cheese

Well that’s the problem, right there.
There is no cream in a traditional Italian spaghetti carbonara

If you follow along with my recipe below, you will learn how to make the perfect spaghetti carbonara in just 15 minutes, that you will be able to amaze your family, friends and loved ones with




Spaghetti Carbonara Ingredients

200g Spaghetti

200g Pancetta (or smoked bacon lardons)

6 Large Free-Range eggs

50g Parmesan Cheese (finely grated)

2 tbsp Olive Oil


Black Pepper


Spaghetti Carbonara Method

Bring a pan of water to the boil, add a touch of salt, and then add the spaghetti. Bring back to the boil and then reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes.

Whilst the spaghetti is simmering, heat the olive oil in a deep frying pan. Add the pancetta or bacon lardons, and fry for 3-4 minutes until crispy.

Turn off the heat, but leave the frying pan on the stove, to retain it’s heat.

Crack 3 whole eggs into a bowl. Add a further 2-3 egg yolks, some freshly ground black pepper and 2/3 of the grated parmesan, and whisk.

When the spaghetti is cooked, drain it but retain some of the water. This will come in handy for loosening the sauce if the eggs start to cook too much.

Put the spaghetti in the pan with the pancetta and quickly mix around, so it picks up the oil from the meat, but doesn’t lose it’s heat.

Pour in the eggs/cheese mixture and mix in thoroughly.

If the eggs start to cook, remove the pan from the residual heat on the stove, and add 1-2 tablespoons of the water from the spaghetti.

Serve in a bowl, or on a plate, the choice is yours, and garnish with the remaining parmesan cheese.



This could be made into an ova-vegetarian dish by substituting yeast flakes for the cheese,
and quorn or tofu for the pancetta.

Unfortunately the eggs are an essential part of the dish.


Have fun with it, and let me know in the comments how you get on
Chef Keith



  • Paul Wallace

    Reply Reply June 9, 2017

    Thanks for the fantastic video Keith ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looks so simple the way you have prepared that meal, might win some points with her indoors, so i will be giving this a go ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep up the great work ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Sara

    Reply Reply June 11, 2017

    Great video ! Very easy to follow with clear instructions.

  • tammy

    Reply Reply June 19, 2017

    i like ur video demonstration. it looks easy to cook and i will try it myself.

    thx for sharing.

  • Elisa

    Reply Reply August 28, 2017

    What!!! No garlic?

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