Carbonara – A family favorite

Sun washed beaches, emerald waters and eating  a plate of Carbonara in Paleocastritsa, ahh the carefree days of summer ’94. I present to you my family’s favorite dish and a picture of this magical place, my father’s hometown, where I learned how to cook Carbonara !  I feel so young when I prepare this dish and I have my cousin to thank for. My family’s favorite and I’m sure if you love pasta you will love this dish !! From my table to yours.

Serenity !

Serenity !

Paradise !

Paradise !

The ingredients you will need :


wooden ladle

1 pound of spaghetti ( Linguine could also be used )

1 regular sized onion

1 whole egg

2 1/2 pints of creamed milk

butter for saute

10 slices of ham

10 slices of bacon

4 0z of sliced mushrooms ( fresh ones coould be used but have to be cleaned and sauted )

2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese

Salt & pepper to taste


Diced onions and butter

First dice onions and place in skillet with 1 tablespoon of butter


Saute for about 5 minutes

Diced onions in skillet,saute for 5 minutes


Diced bacon

Dice the bacon  add in skillet saute for another five minutes.

All in skillet

Cut 10 slices of ham in cubes and add in skillet, add mushrooms saute with butter for another 10 minutes


! whole egg once everything sauted

While on stove add one whole egg and stir everything together until egg is cooked thoroughly.

Almost ready

If you would like you could add extra butter.


Now it’s ready add salt and pepper to taste.

Spaghetti and all ingredients

Have your  spaghetti boiled, drained and ready in a separate  pot add  all ingredients stir well, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of  Parmesan cheese , pour your creamed milk, salt and pepper to taste stir very well  and serve.   It’s really easy to make takes about 30 minutes and serves  about  6 people. As we say in Greek, KALE OREXI -meaning have a god appetite 🙂


Carbonara - A family favorite





11 thoughts on “Carbonara – A family favorite

    • I’m telling you it’s a hit with my family. It has bacon in it and ham it’s also the type of creamed milk you use.
      I have used a cheaper version of milk cream and the dish came out bad. Trial and error makes you learn !


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