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Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara is an authentic Italian dish that boasts a rich and creamy blend of egg, hard cheese, cured pork, and black pepper. This beloved dish, originating from Rome, offers a unique dinner option, delivering an impressive taste profile that combines savory, salty, and slightly spicy flavors. The base of Pasta Carbonara typically features spaghetti or linguine, although other types of pasta can be used. The key is to cook the pasta perfectly 'al dente' before combining it with the Carbonara sauce. This delicious dish makes for a quick and satisfying meal that pairs well with a side salad or roasted vegetables.
#22
IN HEAT & SERVE MEALS & SIDES
218
CAL / 100G
$0.26
AVG / OZ
Pasta Carbonara
58%
CARBS
21%
FAT
21%
PROTEIN
Pasta Carbonara FAQ
What is Pasta Carbonara?
What ingredients do I need to make Pasta Carbonara?
What is guanciale, and can I substitute it with pancetta or bacon?
How do I cook the spaghetti for Pasta Carbonara?
How do I prevent the eggs from scrambling when making the sauce?
How can I make the Pasta Carbonara creamier?
Can I make Pasta Carbonara ahead of time and reheat it?
How can I make a vegetarian or vegan version of Pasta Carbonara?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does Pasta Carbonara expire?
Since Pasta Carbonara is a prepared dish, it's important to note it'll last approximately 3-4 days in the fridge once cooked. The egg-based sauce can degrade quite quickly so try to consume it as freshly prepared. If kept in the freezer, however, it can last up to 2 months.
How do you tell if Pasta Carbonara is bad?
To tell if your Pasta Carbonara has gone bad, first look for any visible signs of spoilage such as mould or discolouration on the surface. You should also check for any foul smells. A fresh Pasta Carbonara should smell creamy and aromatic, but if it has a sour or rotten smell, it's time to toss it. Also, if the texture of the pasta seems too slimy, it indicates that it is spoiled.
Tips for storing Pasta Carbonara to extend shelf life
• Store the pasta in airtight containers to keep it from drying out. • If you're planning to freeze it, portion the Pasta Carbonara into individual servings. This makes defrosting easier and minimizes waste. • Use freezer-safe bags or containers. Make sure to squeeze out as much air as possible before sealing the bag or container to avoid freezer burn. • When defrosting, do it in the refrigerator overnight rather than leaving it on the counter to defrost. This helps maintain the quality and prevents bacteria buildup. • For the best taste, consume the defrosted Pasta Carbonara within 24 hours.
EXPIRES WITHIN
19 - 29
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
65g
CARBS
23g
FAT
23g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
LOW FAT
HIGH CALCIUM
VEGETARIAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
WHEAT
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