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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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  • recipes35

are you eating raw egg in this dias??

  • lutzflcat

Who knew that spaghetti alla carbonara was so easy??? I sure didn't. Interesting history relating to the coal miners.

  • IrishLassie

Love it.... Also add 2 eggs to my Ogli Oleo too!!! WOW.