Gluten-Free Mixes and Italian Family Recipes

Spaghetti Carbonara


March 6, 2015

  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 3 mins

    10 mins

    13 mins

  • Yields: 4 to 5


1 pound spaghetti

4 ounces cooked ham, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

3 large eggs

1/4 cup butter, cut into fourths

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided


Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil, in a large pot, over high heat. When the water is boiling, add 2 tablespoons salt and spaghetti. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook, uncovered, according to package directions, stirring occasionally.

Place eggs in a medium bowl and beat well. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of cooking liquid. Return pasta to the cooking pot and add the beaten eggs. Stir briskly. Add the ham, butter and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Continue stirring until everything has melted. Add cooking liquid if the sauce seems too thick. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

HELPING HANDS: Kids can help beat the eggs.