Authentic Pasta Carbonara

Authentic Pasta Carbonara is easy to make, full of bacon flavor, and smothered in a cheesy egg sauce that will make you crave more.


1 pound spaghetti pasta
1 tablespoon salt
1 pound thick cut bacon or pancetta diced
4 egg yolks
2 whole eggs
1 1/2 cups grated pecorino romano cheese divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley to garnish
US Customary - Metric

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season with salt. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the pasta water before draining.
In a large saucepan, cook bacon (or pancetta) over medium heat until crisp, about 7 to 10 minutes. Drain fat from bacon, reserving just 2 tablespoons of the grease.