Tortiglioni alla Carbonara – An Italian Tradition

  • 20 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook
  • serves 4 

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Tortiglioni alla carbonara. A good plate of pasta is always such a welcome dinner at our house. My son loves tomato sauce and only wants tomato sauce with his pasta. On the other hand, I have a liking for sauces.

It is obvious who won the debate last night as we did enjoy a great plate of Tortiglioni alla Carbonara.

The bacon is gently cooked with the onion until the onion is translucent. By sweating the onion all the flavor is embedded in the bacon. Adding white wine, not only will scrape the bits of bacon, it will intensify the onion bacon mixture. A must staple on every kitchens.

Taste before adding salt to the sauce as the parmiggiano reggiano is already a bit salted.

A nice side salad, vanilla ice cream with a cookie was perfect.

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Nutrition Facts
Tortiglioni alla Carbonara - An Italian Tradition
Amount Per Serving
Calories 744 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 369mg16%
Potassium 442mg13%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Tortiglioni alla Carbonara - An Italian Tradition

  • 20 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook
  • serves 4 


Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  • 1 pound tortiglioni pasta
  • 1 small sliced in small pieces yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 to 8 ounces, cut into strips bacon
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 egg(s)
  • 3 tablespoons of Parmiggiano Reggiano


  1. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, cook the onions with the butter until the onions are translucent. Add the bacon and the wine. Lower the heat and let it cook for a couple of minutes. In a large serving bowl, beat the 2 eggs with salt (not too much) and the pepper. Add the Parmigiano and incorporate well.

  2. Meanwhile in a large pan, boil the water with salt. Cook the pasta al dente and drain. Immediately pour over the egg mixture and mix well. Add the bacon-onion-wine sauce and mix well. Serve hot.


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