Pasta alla Carbonara

Yield: Serves 4; can easily be doubled


  • 6 strips of bacon fried and crumbled or 1/4-1/2 C. (35-70 g) diced ham
  • 2 T. soft butter or oil
  • 1 C. (250 ml) cream or evaporated milk
  • 3/4 C. (60 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. (500 g) spaghetti, twists, etc.
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to directions on box.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together in a bowl the butter/oil, cream/evaporated milk, bacon/ham and cheese.
  3. As soon as you drain the pasta, pour the milk mixture over the hot pasta and mix well. Let set a few minutes to absorb milk and cheese. If it is too dry, you can add a bit more cream/milk.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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