Linguine alla Carbonara

You might get the idea that The Mister and I eat a lot of pasta. Heh, okay so we do. We also like Italian meats and often have a variety of them in the refrigerator.

What we used.

  • 10 oz linguine
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 package (4 oz) Boar’s Head diced pancetta
  • 2 oz spicy calabrese, cut up
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 oz grated Boar’s Head Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 large eggs

Beat the eggs with a fork and add the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Combine well. Set aside.


Bring a pot of water to boil and add the linguine. Cook the linguine according to package directions.  Drain the pasta making sure to reserve a cup of pasta water.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pancetta to brown it. After a few minutes add the the calabrese and the minced garlic. Cook for another 3 minutes or so.


Combine the drained linguine with the pancetta/calabrese/garlic. Shut off the heat.


Add in the egg and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese mixture making sure to combine well. The heat will cook the egg.

If it’s all too thick, add a little pasta water until it’s not too thick. We ended up using just about 3/4 of that cup of reserved pasta water.


Serve it up! You can sprinkle on more Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese at this point if you’d like but I found it rich enough already.

There will be lots left over for another meal. Hooray because it was delicious!


Tags: , ,

Categories: Beans, Pasta & Noodles, Rice

5 Comments on “Linguine alla Carbonara”

  1. Jane Kalin
    Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:44 am #

    Too much time passes between your recipe posts, Mrs. Beeeeeeans. My doctor says I need to see one every day.
    You can fix all my ills. ..FIX ME.

    • Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:34 am #

      JANE!! You make me smile! I heart you…where is my little heart icon.

      • Jane Kalin
        Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:37 am #

        I heart you right back. XXXXOOO!!

  2. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    MMM! I’ll need to try carbonara with the salami and pancetta next time, never thought of that. ALOHA!

    • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

      Pancetta makes the world go around — Aloha!

%d bloggers like this: