🍝 Cook the spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Don't overcook it or it'll be a pasta disaster!
While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the 🥓 pancetta or bacon. Cook until crispy and browned, stirring occasionally. Mmm, sizzling bacon!
Add the minced 🧄 garlic to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Your kitchen will smell amazing!
In a separate bowl, whisk together the 🥚 eggs and 🧀 Parmesan cheese until well combined. Get ready for a creamy, cheesy explosion!
Drain the cooked spaghetti and add it to the skillet with the pancetta and garlic. Toss to combine. Time to mix things up!
Remove the skillet from heat and quickly pour in the egg and Parmesan mixture, stirring constantly to coat the spaghetti evenly. The heat from the pasta will cook the eggs and create a creamy sauce. Don't stop stirring or the eggs will scramble! 🥣
Season with 🧂 salt and black pepper to taste, and top with chopped 🌿 parsley if desired. Add some fresh greens for extra color and flavor!
Serve immediately, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese if desired. 🍴 Bon appétit!
Enjoy your delicious pasta carbonara! It's the perfect meal to make your taste buds dance! 💃🕺
🍷 Pasta carbonara is a rich and creamy dish, so it pairs well with a medium to full-bodied white wine or a light to medium-bodied red wine. Here are a few options:
White wine: A Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio would complement the creaminess of the sauce, while a Sauvignon Blanc would add a crisp acidity to cut through the richness.
Red wine: A lighter-bodied red like Pinot Noir or Chianti would pair nicely with the pancetta and garlic flavors in the dish, while a medium-bodied red like Merlot or Barbera would complement the richness of the egg and cheese sauce.
Ultimately, the best wine pairing is one that you enjoy, so feel free to experiment with different types of wine to find the perfect match for your palate!