Watch Chef Jamie Oliver Prepare His Classic Carbonara!

To celebrate Carbonara Day on April 6, we've teamed up with Jamie Oliver so you can learn how to make Carbonara, a beloved Italian dish, from the comfort of your own kitchen!  Join Jamie as he cooks along with nine caring Americans who want to share their Carbonara with an essential worker.  It takes so little to take care of someone.  Buon Appetito!

Classic Carbonara
Jamie Oliver Barilla Spaghetti Classic Carbonara

Creamy, smoky & indulgent!

While this is a famous Roman dish, the combination of ham, eggs, cheese and pasta is one that's celebrated throughout all of Italy.  There's much debate about the perfect carbonara, but sourcing guanciale (cured pig's cheek), going heavy on the pepper and cracking it fresh, as well as controlling the temperature of the pan, are what's key to this delicious, comforting pasta.

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Easy Sausage & Asparagus Carbonara
Jamie Oliver Barilla Spaghetti Sausage Carbonara

With fresh parsley & pecorino cheese

I’ve taken the principle of carbonara, and switched it up with sausages and fresh parsley to create quick and easy meatballs, instead of using the traditional guanciale (cured pig’s cheek). A handful of asparagus into the mix brings a bit of freshness to this gorgeous plate of food. So good. 

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Baked Carbonara Cake
Jamie Oliver Barilla Spaghetti Baked Carbonara Cake

With Pancetta & lots of lovely cheese

This is a delightfully simple yet luxurious meal that is sure to wow everyone. It’s by no means authentic, but more a celebration of the classic carbonara flavours, with a crisp exterior contrasting with the soft, creamy interior. Plus, I’ve added ricotta to the party just to help hold everything together. Total comfort heaven. 

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