Authentic Pasta Carbonara
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
Wow, I made this for a luncheon at work and everyone, and I mean everyone, said it was the best meal ever! I served it with some shrimp and garlic butter. I cook a lot and the first time I try a recipe I try to cook it exactly. I did add some butter (1 stick), to add to it. But otherwise I stayed true to the recipe. Definitely will make again - so easy! Thanks!
MY husband and I loved this recipe. It was quick and very tasty. I made it with bacon. I was worried about all the bacon grease in the pan, but I went with it, and didn’t take any out. I’m so glad I did. It gave it so much flavor. THere was just a hint of lemon flavor. I also added about 1 3/4 pasta water. It was nice and saucy. Will make this again or sure.
Easy and delicious. I would almost call it an Amalfi-Napoli type take on the dish with the just a taste lemon that may be too strong for more bland pallets. It was fresh and a great summer pasta.
Parsley? Piselli? Strip beacon?..........this is totally fake, not a carbonara at all! Tu sei matta
I haven't made this recipe yet. It sounds interesting and do-able during the pandemic-related grocery shortages. However, it calls for bacon, which I find disgusting. Considering the volume, just omitting it without a substitution wouldn't work. What do you recommend as a non-meat substitute for the bacon?
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This recipe is tasty and a good one to keep in mind when you need a quick and easy dinner. Do add 1-2 tablespoons of bacon grease and plenty of warm water from the pasta, reember the pasta will continue to soak up the sauce resulting in a dry dish so add enough water to have it seem very wet initially. And, adding peas is absolutely authentic Italian! Italy is a big country with many different regions each with their own unique versions of recipes. I lived in southern Italy for over 4 years and traveled all over the country. I often found peas included in carbonara at family restaurants! Pizza ingredients also varied widely in different regions and were quite different from whst we in the USA think of as Italian pizza.
Giving it 4 stars because basically this is the same way I've made carbonara for years. I've never tried using the pasta water, though; I was taught to use butter and olive oil. I think the addition of peas would be a great idea and plan on doing that next time. Thanks for the idea!
This was so good, my family fell in love with it! Sheryl, yes you are suppose to put the grease from the bacon in with the pasta. If you think it's too much you can dump some. But honestly the more the better, it help make it even more flavorful!
High fat, Carbs. Not flavorful really, blah recipe