Lutu-lutuan #6 : Creamy Carbonara

Sometime last week, one of my babes (girl friends from college), Maude, sent a picture of carbonara.

Apparently, I sent her a recipe of carbonara when I first made it years ago. I haven’t cooked carbonara for a long time and I’m not sure how I cooked it back then. I’ll ask for a copy of that recipe next time. πŸ™‚

I showed it to my sister, Ly, and she’s been asking me to cook carbonara since then. Until yesterday, I told her I’d cooked it today.

I searched carbonara recipe online last night. I was looking for the creamy one cooked with eggs. The first carbonara I tasted with eggs was when I went to Moalboal, Cebu. It was creamy and delicious that I thought I’d look for a recipe similar to it but haven’t done until last night. Hehehe.

This recipe is from this site but I made twice the amount of the sauce for the amount of pasta. I cannot remember how was the carbonara I tasted back then but I think this one is a success. πŸ™‚

I made one for 500g pasta but I’ll divide everything into 2 to make a recipe for 250g pasta.


  • 250 g pasta (fettucine, spaghetti), cooked according package description
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 g thick cream
  • 2/3 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste (about 1/2 tsp salt)
  • Powdered pepper to taste (about 1 tsp pepper)
  • Parsley, chopped
  • 250 g bacon
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 150 g canned sliced mushroom


  1. Beat eggs, cream, cheese, salt, pepper and parsley in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Fry the bacon into crisp, crumble and set aside. (I used a pan big enough to handle the sauce and noodles later)
  3. On the same pan, remove bacon grease but leave at least 1-2 tbsp. Saute onion and mushroom and return the bacon.
  4. Lower the heat. Add the cream mixture, stir continuously until the sauce is cooked.
  5. Mix the pasta into the sauce.


  • Make sure not to add the cream mixture on high heat or else, you’ll get creamy scrambled eggs instead. πŸ˜‚
  • You can make use of the hot pasta water by adding a tbsp or two if the sauce gets thicker than what you liked.


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