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How to Make Spaghetti alla Carbonara

In this video, you’ll see how to make authentic but simple spaghetti alla carbonara. Oh it’s creamy and rich, all right, but not actually cream-based! It’s essentially spaghetti with bacon and egg sauce. Check out the recipe for Chef John’s Spaghetti alla Carbonara. In the video, Chef John will show you the best bacon to use and reveal why the boiling pasta water is such an important part of this recipe.

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  • alchiq53

Discovered this dish while on vacation in Italy and loved it since. So, every time I go back there I have it - I love it!

  • gabriella tonini

In Italy they don't use cream for this dish : the egg makes the creamy sauce

  • keale

@Starfish haha...but you rather eat the yolk where chicken is? Just knew kidding!