Everything Delish's Spaghetti Carbonara

This Spaghetti Carbonara is Everything Delish's modern twist on this classic recipe, featuring pancetta and parmesan

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High Protein

Originating in Lazio, the widely popular Spaghetti Carbonara has stolen the hearts of chefs and homecooks worldwide. Though it's unclear where the dish came from specifically--some believe it was a dish of the Apennine charcoal burners, while others say it belongs to American soldiers who arrived in Italy during World War II--it is said that this dish has been around since 1940s, clearly withstanding the test of time with it's simple ingredient list and easy preparation. This recipe is a twist on the traditional Carbonara, if you'd like to stick to the classic you can find that here.

Best served with Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio.

Taste Profile: Medium bodied, lively, and elegant. A touch of minerality lingers in the finish, with notes of lemon peel.

Ingredients 4 Number of Servings

1 box Barilla Spaghetti

4 oz. pancetta

1 cup pecorino romano

1 cup parmesan cheese

2 eggs

1 tbsp black pepper

1 cup pasta water


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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add Barilla Spaghetti and cook for 10-11 minutes, until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water and set aside.
  • Add pancetta to a pan over med-high heat and cook for 6-7 minutes. Once cooked, add to a paper towel lined plate.

  • In a medium size bowl, combine pecorino romano and parmesan cheese. Add in eggs and black pepper. Mix together until combined. Add pasta water as needed to get the sauce very creamy.

  • Add spaghetti to a large bowl and add sauce over top. Mix together until combined, add pasta water as needed. Add pancetta to the spaghetti and combine.

  • Finish with black pepper. Serve and enjoy!

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