Traditional Fettuccine Carbonara Recipe

Traditional Fettuccine Carbonara
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  • PREP TIME15 minutes
  • COOK TIME30 minutes
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 oz.(227g.) sliced bacon, cut in small pieces
  • 6 eggs
  • 20 oz.(680g.) fettuccine pasta
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Traditional Fettuccine Carbonara directions

  • 1

    In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 7 to 8 minutes until it becomes crisp. With a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a bowl.

  • 2

    Whisk garlic, cheese, and eggs together and place them aside.

  • 3

    Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add pasta. Cook 8 to 10 minutes until it becomes almost tender. Drain, but keep 2/3 cup of the water.

  • 4

    Place the pasta back in the pot, but remove from the heat. Add the egg mixture and bacon to the pasta, along with 1/3 cup of the hot water. Toss the mixture to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste before serving the fettuccine.

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