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Carbonara Recipe Filipino Style

This is a recipe for Pinoy Style Carbonara.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pasta Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Calories: 3561kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3/4 lb. spaghetti
  • 1 piece Knorr beef cube
  • 7 strips bacon
  • 15 ounces all-purpose cream
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 piece yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 quarts water


  • Cook the bacon until crispy. Do this by placing each strip in a pan. Cook in medium heat for 2 minutes. Flip the bacon and cook the opposite side for another 2 minutes. Continue performing the same steps until each piece gets crispy. Set aside. Save the bacon grease.
  • Cook the spaghetti by pouring water in a cooking pot. Let boil. Add salt and put the spaghetti into the pot. Cook for 12 minutes or until al dente. Remove the spaghetti Set aside. Save ¼ cup of water used to cook spaghetti.
  • Prepare the carbonara sauce by heating 3 tablespoons of bacon grease. Saute onion and garlic.
  • One the onion softens, pour all-purpose cream into the pan. Stir. Add ¼ cup water.
  • Add Knorr Beef Cube. Stir until well blended.
  • Put chopped bacon and nutmeg into the sauce. Stir.
  • Add the cooked spaghetti. Toss until spaghetti gets totally coated with sauce.
  • Add Parmesan cheese. Toss. Add more bacon.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 3561kcal | Carbohydrates: 282g | Protein: 86g | Fat: 232g | Saturated Fat: 124g | Cholesterol: 710mg | Sodium: 5045mg | Potassium: 1580mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 6565IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 774mg | Iron: 5.6mg