You Can Easily Make a Carbonara Pasta Sauce in 15 Minutes!
Plus, you only need a few ingredients.
Would you believe that true carbonara is the original no-cook pasta sauce? All you need are hot pasta and a few other ingredients to make this favorite. In fact, the only ingredient that needs to be cooked is the bacon.
All you need for the sauce? Just eggs, salt and pepper to taste, and a little Parmesan or Pecorino cheese. As you can imagine, it's the freshly cooked hot pasta added directly to the beaten eggs mixture that will cook it enough to turn it creamy and thick enough to coat the spaghetti.
And with such a simple sauce, you can get creative with it! Adding a little garlic while the bacon is cooking adds another element of flavor to the sauce while a little cream can also be added to bump up the creaminess of the sauce. Even an extra egg yolk creates a silkier, more luscious sauce to toss with your spaghetti.
But even without any of these additions, the carbonara sauce, at its most basic, is probably one of the easiest and tastiest pasta sauces to make.