Classic Spaghetti Carbonara Reinvented: No Cheese Needed

Embracing the essentials of Italian cooking, this minimalist Carbonara offers a delightful experience without the traditional cheese. It combines the smoky flavors of bacon with the richness of a whole egg, creating a silky, savory sauce that clings perfectly to each strand of spaghetti.

This dish is a wonderful choice for anyone looking to enjoy the creamy texture and deep flavors of classic Carbonara without the dairy. Whether you’re a busy professional seeking a quick dinner solution or a home cook wanting to try something new, this recipe promises to deliver satisfaction in every bite.

Full Recipe:


  • 70g spaghetti
  • 40g bacon
  • 1 whole egg
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • About 100cc pasta cooking water


  1. Start boiling spaghetti in pasta water with 1% salt added.
  2. In a frying pan, cook bacon until well browned. Add black pepper and pasta cooking water to make a sauce.
  3. In a bowl, mix the whole egg.
  4. Once the spaghetti is cooked, add it to the bacon mixture in the frying pan. Quickly mix in the egg mixture.
  5. Serve, sprinkled with black pepper.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes

Kcal: 300 kcal | Servings: 1 serving

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