How to Make Delicious Spaghetti Carbonara at Home

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Spaghetti Carbonara is an Italian dish made with spaghetti, pancetta, eggs, and cheese. It is a popular dish in many Italian restaurants, and is also easy to make at home.

To make a traditional Italian Carbonara, begin by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil and adding the spaghetti. Cook until the pasta is al dente, about 8 minutes. While the spaghetti is cooking, dice the pancetta and sauté in a large skillet over medium heat until it is lightly browned and the fat is rendered.

Once the spaghetti is cooked, reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water and drain the spaghetti. Add the spaghetti to the skillet with the pancetta and stir to combine. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, Parmesan cheese, and reserved pasta water until smooth. Pour the egg mixture over the spaghetti and stir to combine. The heat from the spaghetti should cook the egg mixture, creating a creamy sauce.

To finish, season the Carbonara with salt, black pepper, and parsley. Serve with extra Parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!

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