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Recipe: Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

With just six ingredients Barilla show you how you can transform simple pasta into a luscious and tasty dish.


Ingredients for 4 people;

  • 350g Barilla Spaghetti

  • 5 egg yolks

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 150g guanciale (cured unsmoked pork jowl) or pancetta

  • 1 cup grated Pecorino Romano

  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, beat egg yolks with a pinch of salt and 1/3 of the grated Pecorino

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat

  • Add guanciale, cut into strips, and sauté for a few minutes until lightly browned

  • Meanwhile, boil pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package directions

  • Drain, reserving some of the cooking water, transfer to the pan with the guanciale and mix well

  • Remove pan from heat, add beaten egg yolks with a few tablespoons of pasta cooking water and mix for about 30 seconds

  • Add the remaining Pecorino and mix well

  • Serve immediately, garnished with a generous pinch of freshly ground black pepper


About Barilla

Barilla is an Italian family-owned food company. Established in 1877, it’s now an international Group present in more than 100 countries. A world leader in the markets of pasta and ready–to–use sauces in continental Europe, bakery products in Italy and crispbread in Scandinavia, the Barilla Group is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian know-how. “Basically, we are pasta makers and bakers; this is the line of work our family has pursued over the last four generations, with the help of outstanding coworkers. It is the only line of work we can and try to improve every day.”

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