Traditional Penne alla Carbonara
My method of making Penne Carbonara is sort of traditional. I did have an Italian friend look at this video and she was horrified by my method, but I swear eating this dish is equivalent to some of the best I’ve ordered in restaurants.  You can use a variety of pastas, but I really prefer using Penne Rigate pasta as it holds the sauce perfectly in its ridges.  Making a carbonara from scratch isn’t as hard to make at home as you might think, it’s actually very easy.  The only thing you have to pay attention to is the addition of the eggs to the hot pasta.  Add them quickly and stir immediately so that they do not scramble, but make a perfectly silky smooth sauce.

I make this dinner all the time when I don’t have a lot of time to cook because it’s so easy and so fast.  It’s perfect for a busy weeknight, but it’s also so delicious it can easily work for a special evening dinner – especially when you want something great and don’t have a lot of time to prepare it.  🙂

The prep time on making this Penne alla Carbonara is minimal – about 5 minutes, it takes only about 15/20 mins to cook, so it’s the perfect solution for a quick weeknight dinner. It makes about 4 – 6 servings, depending on how hungry you are.

got pasta on the brain?  check these other great recipes out:

A quick and easy chicken alfredo pasta recipe.
A very authentic Italian Lasagna recipe.

here’s a video showing how to make this penne carbonara:


Traditional Penne alla Carbonara
Traditional Penne alla Carbonara from Comfortable Food.