Classic Carbonara Pasta

Carbonara is an indulgent yet surprisingly simple recipe that uses spaghetti (or linguini in this case), pancetta and egg.  It’s fast, delicious and sure to impress your next dinner guests!

Easy Carbonara Recipe

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Classic Carbonara Pasta

  • Author: Alain Bosse, The Kilted Chef
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Cheesy, creamy and easy to make Carbonara using simple ingredients makes pulling off an impressive luxurious dinner a breeze.


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1 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced
4 oz pancetta, cut into small cubes or 6 slices of bacon
1 package linguini (approx. 500 g)
8 cups water
2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1/2 cup 35% cream
2 tbsp. fresh chives, finely chopped for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add water to a large pot and once boiling, add the salt and linguini. Stir to loosen the strands, and cook until a la dente.

  2. In a saucepan, add the olive oil, garlic and pancetta and cook about 4-5 minutes until the pancetta is getting crispy and then drain onto a paper towel.

  3. In a bowl, whisk together the cheese, eggs and cream and set aside.

  4. Once cooked, drain the pasta, and put it back into the saucepan. Do not return to heat. Working quickly, add the egg mixture to the hot pasta stirring to let the eggs cook through and the cheese to melt.

  5. Add the pancetta; season with salt and pepper and toss all to combine.

    Serve immediately into 4 bowls and sprinkle with fresh chives.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15