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No cream Carbonara

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Bacon, Eggs, Not Scrambled, Pasta, quick, Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Easy and delicious carbonara recipe
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  • Knife
  • Deep Pot
  • Bowls


  • 500 grams Pasta Fresh Egg pasta portion
  • 4 Eggs Large
  • 200 grams bacon Pancetta - roughly chopped
  • ½ cup Parmesan Shredded
  • ½ cup Pecorino *your favorite hard cheese - grated
  • Salt ~ to taste
  • Black pepper ~ to taste


  • Cook pasta in salty water a Tbsp should be good - Following instructions on the pasta packet cook till Al Dente. Reserve a cup* (serving 4) of water for later.
  • Sauté bacon over medium heat for ± 3min ( Fat to render off a bit, and its just starting to go crispy)
  • Turn off heat
  • Whisk eggs and cheeses together until well mixed
  • Reheat bacon and add ½ of the salty pasta water
  • Add pasta and mix well. Allow pasta to heat & absorb the salty water, till it just stops bubbling
  • Really important: Remove pan from heat - then add egg mixture**
  • If it's a little thick add more of the pasta water.
  • Season with black pepper - Serve immediately


*If serving 2 - ½ cup water - Serving 6 - 1½ cup etc. - Eyeball it.
**if you keep the pan on the heat, you'll end up with a scrambled egg, pasta bacon dish... still tasty, but not what we're after  
***If you have any leftovers and want to heat it up the next day…add a tablespoon of water just before microwaving This way it won't dry out.
Happy eating, SaltedYeti