If this Pancetta Carbonara Recipe recipe doesn’t scream cozy, romantic, and the ultimate date night recipe — we don’t know what does! This simple recipe is slightly decadent and oh so delicious. Perfect for novice chefs hoping to impress their Valentine with a yummy romantic meal.
Pancetta Carbonara Recipe
Makes: 4 servings
Total Time: 30 minutes
• 12 ounces linguine or spaghetti
• 2 large eggs + 2 yolks, at room temperature
• 1 ounce grated pecorino cheese, plus more for serving
• 1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
• 1 tablespoon butter
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped
• 3.5 ounces pancetta, diced
• 2 tablespoons white wine
• Salt and pepper to taste
Place a large pot of lightly salted water over high heat and bring to a boil.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, and cheese. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat, add pancetta and sauté until the fat just
renders. Remove pancetta and set aside. Add garlic and shallots and sauté about 3 minutes.
Add wine, bring to a boil, then cook stirring until most of the liquid has evaporated, 2-3
Cook pasta according to package directions then drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
Add hot pasta and pancetta back to the skillet over low heat for one minute. Remove from heat
and add cheese/egg mixture very slowly, stirring with tongs the whole time to keep egg from
cooking. Add reserved pasta water as needed for additional creaminess.
Salt and pepper to taste then serve immediately with extra cheese.