How To Prepare Creamy Carbonara Recipe Pinoy Quick

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Craving a hearty and flavorful pasta dish? Look no further than this creamy Pinoy-style carbonara recipe! This version takes inspiration from the classic Italian dish but adds a delightful twist with Filipino ingredients that are readily available and sure to tantalize your taste buds.

This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or when you want to impress your family and friends with a restaurant-worthy meal made at home. Best of all, it comes together in under 30 minutes, making it a lifesaver for those quick and easy dinners.


1 pound spaghetti or your preferred pasta

  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped ham, cubed (or bacon bits)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (or quickmelt cheese)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil

  • Instructions:

    1. Cook the Pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions for al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving about 1/2 cup of the pasta water for later.

    2. Sauté the Aromatics: While the pasta cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion, and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.

    3. Cook the Ham: Add the cubed ham to the pan and cook until slightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.

    4. Whisk the Egg Mixture: In a large bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, eggs, grated cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper.

    5. Combine Everything: Once the pasta is cooked, add it back to the pot with the ham and sautéed aromatics. Pour in the egg mixture and toss everything together to coat the pasta evenly. If the sauce seems too thick, gradually add reserved pasta water, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

    6. Serve and Enjoy: Remove the pan from heat and garnish with fresh parsley (optional). Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Pinoy creamy carbonara!

    Nutrition Facts:

    (Please note that this is an approximate nutritional value and may vary depending on the specific ingredients used.)

    Serving size: 1 cup

  • Calories: 600
  • Fat: 40g
  • Saturated Fat: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 200mg
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 20g

  • Conclusion:

    This Pinoy creamy carbonara recipe is a delightful and satisfying take on the classic Italian dish. It’s packed with flavor, easy to prepare, and perfect for any occasion. So ditch the takeout menus and whip up this amazing dish at home!


    1. Can I use a different type of pasta?

    Absolutely! While spaghetti is traditionally used for carbonara, you can use any type of pasta you like, such as penne, fettuccine, or even macaroni.

    2. Can I substitute the ham with something else?

    Yes, you can! You can use other protein options like crumbled chorizo, diced chicken breast, or even shrimp.

    3. What if I don’t have heavy cream?

    You can substitute heavy cream with a mixture of milk and melted butter. Use a 1:1 ratio of milk to melted butter for the same amount of heavy cream required in the recipe.

    4. My sauce keeps curdling. What did I do wrong?

    This can happen if the egg mixture is added to the pan too soon while it’s still too hot. To prevent curdling, make sure to remove the pan from heat before adding the egg mixture and toss everything together quickly to coat the pasta evenly.

    5. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?