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Being or served with a sauce of eggs, minced bacon or ham, grated cheese, and seasonings: spaghetti carbonara.
Carbonara sauce.

[Italian (alla) carbonara, (from) a charcoal grill, from carbone, charcoal, from Latin carbō, carbōn-; see carbon.]


a sauce, containing cream, bacon, cheese and egg, that is usually served with pasta


(ˌkɑr bəˈnɑr ə)

served with a sauce of beaten eggs, grated cheese, and chopped bacon: spaghetti carbonara.
[1960–65; < dial. Italian (alla) carbonara literally, in the manner of the charcoal pit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carbonara - sauce for pasta; contains eggs and bacon or ham and grated cheese
pasta sauce, spaghetti sauce - any of numerous sauces for spaghetti or other kinds of pasta
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And on Thursday and Friday, he served the dishes, which included classics such as minestrone and spaghetti alla carbonara to guests gathered for the bash.
Look what Roasted cauliflower and hazelnut carbonara Serves 4 Ingredients 1 large cauliflower (about 700g/1lb 9oz), cut into florets 1 tbsp olive oil small bunch thyme leaves 100g/4oz hazelnuts, roughly chopped 350g/12oz penne 100g/4oz Parmesan, grated 2 eggs, beaten 2 tbsp double cream small pack parsley, chopped Method 1 Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6.
And you know what they say: Hell hath no fury like a woman with a saucepan full of spaghetti carbonara.
So she tips a pan of pasta carbonara over her head.
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Larkin, who learned to cook at his parents' takeaway in CardiffLarkin, who learned to cook at his parents' takeaway in Cardiff Larkin's Lemony Chicken, Leek and Pancetta Spaghetti Carbonara (serves 4) Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 2 egg yolks 100ml single cream Finely grated zest and juice of 2 unwaxed lemons 60g parmesan, grated Splash of olive oil, for frying 300g chicken breasts, cut into strips 50g smoked pancetta, diced 1 British leek, washed and finely sliced, tough outer leaves removed 300g spaghetti 50ml hot water Salt and black pepper 1 tablespoon lemon thyme, optional Method: For the Carbonara sauce, put the egg yolks, cream, the juice of the two lemons and half the Parmesan into a mixing jug and mix together with a fork.
Other North East winners included Coates Butchers in Coxhoe, County Durham, who won gold for their aromatic pork, black pepper beef, and teriyaki chicken sausages, turkey & ham pie, tagliatelle carbonara and pork & sage chipolata.