Simple Carbonara Recipe

By Saira Malhotra | December 8, 2011

Photo:  FotoosVanRobin

Photo: FotoosVanRobin

When it comes to pasta, the sky is the limit. Pasta with meat, pasta with veggies, pasta with nothing but pepperoncino, garlic and olive oil. The more authentic the dish, the less fussy and frivolous the recipe! Today’s dish is a simple carbonara that is prepped and cooked in less time than is required to boil the pasta.

Capturing the essence of rustic Italian flavors, this dish has an intense smokiness from the bacon and the pasta has a light creamy coating from the combination of eggs, wine, pasta water and Parmigiano. This hearty dish will definitely help keep you warms during this cold weekend ahead of us.

So grab a glass of that crisp white wine and enjoy as you twirl your fork and swirl your wine. Buon Appetito!

Simple Carbonara Recipe

Adapted from Marcella Hazans ‘Spaghetti Carbonara’


Photo: FotoosVanRobin

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