Traditional Italian Rigatoni alla Carbonara Recipe

Traditional Italian Rigatoni alla Carbonara Recipe

Impress your dinner guests with a delicious meal of classic Italian Rigatoni alla Carbonara. This easy-to-follow recipe requires only a few ingredients but yields a great dish that is sure to bring smiles to the table.

Impress your dinner guests with a delicious meal of classic Italian Rigatoni alla Carbonara. This easy-to-follow recipe requires only a few ingredients but yields a great dish that is sure to bring smiles to the table.

Gather Your Ingredients.

To make Rigatoni alla Carbonara, you'll need to gather some basic ingredients: rigatoni or other similar pasta, eggs, guanciale (or pancetta/bacon strips), grated cheese (typically parmesan), salt and pepper. You can find all these items in any local grocery store. Once you have all the ingredients, you are ready to start making your delicious dish!

Cook the Rigatoni Pasta.

Start by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add "al dente" rigatoni and cook according to the instructions on the package. Once it's done, drain and reserve about one cup of pasta cooking liquid before setting aside. Your rigatoni should be ready for the next step!

Make the Carbonara Sauce.

Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add guanciale or bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy and all of the fat has been rendered out. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. To the fat in the pan, add olive oil and garlic; cook for about one minute before adding white wine and red pepper flakes. Simmer until reduced, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low, add cooked rigatoni, reserved pasta cooking liquid, Parmesan cheese and cooked bacon back to the skillet. Cook for about one minute longer on low heat until sauce coats rigatoni generously.

Combine and Serve!

Add in the chopped parsley and mix everything together. Divide among plates and top each with an extra handful of Parmesan cheese. Serve this delicious Italian Rigatoni alla Carbonara dish hot and enjoy!

Garnish and Enjoy!

To top off this delicious Italian Rigatoni alla Carbonara dish, garnish with extra Parmesan cheese and freshly chopped parsley. Serve the dish hot and enjoy! For a final touch, add a drizzle of olive oil over each plate for an extra depth of flavor.

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