Bucatini carbonara

Prep 15 min
Plus Time time: 25 minutes
Makes 4 Servings



3 tbsp
35% cream
1/3 cup
finely grated parmesan
450-g pkg
bucatini or spaghetti pasta
100 g
prosciutto, or 200 g pancetta, thinly sliced
1/4 cup
finely chopped fresh parsley, optional


  • Beat eggs with yolks, cream and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese in a medium bowl. Generously season with pepper. Set aside.
  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water, following package directions but omitting salt, until al dente, 7 to 8 min. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water. Return pasta to pot.
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium. Add prosciutto and cook until lightly golden, about 5 min. Stir into pasta. Return pasta to stovetop. Reduce heat to low. Stir egg mixture and add, stirring quickly, coating the pasta. Stir just until the egg mixture begins to thicken. If the sauce seems dry, add pasta water 1 tbsp at a time, until creamy. Stir in parsley.
  • Sprinkle with remaining parmesan and season with more pepper. Serve immediately.


Calories 707, Protein 32 g, Carbohydrates 85 g, Fat 26 g, Fibre 4 g, Sodium 818 mg.

Wine Pairings

Creamy Bucatini
Pair it with: A complex, crisp white.
If ever a wine was made to go with carbonara, it’s winemaker Roberto Anselmi’s San Vincenzo. The blend of garganega, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc cuts through the creaminess of this classic pasta dish. Our pick: Anselmi San Vincenzo, Italy, $15.

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