Carbonara is an Italian dish made with egg, hard cheese, cured pork or bacon, and black pepper. It is one of the easiest pasta recipes you can make.
The first time I’ve tasted Carbonara was when I was in the Philippines. Greenwich restaurant which is a pizza place there serves Carbonara and I love it.
I called this recipe Creamy Carbonara because the traditional Italian Carbonara doesn’t contain cream on it. Also, the traditional Carbonara uses Pancetta (Italian Bacon) but I just used a piece of regular bacon here. The simple and basic recipe that I know you will surely enjoy. Again, this is not that the traditional Italian Carbonara.
I am not a fan of adding ground pepper to my spaghetti so you won’t see that on my photo but of course, you season yours if you like. I used heavy whipping cream for the creamy sauce but you can substitute that with half and half. If you are from the Philippines, you can try substituting with all-purpose cream but I suggest to use heavy cream if you can find one. It is much creamier and tastes better than all-purpose cream. I also used fresh parmesan cheese on here. My daughter sent me a little block of parmesan cheese from Italy and I just grate them. It is so much better than the grated parmesan cheese you can find in the market.
Here’s how I prepared it. I boiled the noodles and set aside. I sauteed onion, bacon and garlic until bacon is evenly browned then drained excess oil to discard. Using the same wok,
I brought the heavy cream, egg yolks and parmesan cheese to a light simmer then added the spaghetti noodles and parmesan cheese then added last the cooked bacon. Simple, easy and delicious! Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Enjoy!