Carbonara Filipino Style Recipe

published by alvinwriter on Dec 26, 2010

Here is a carbonara recipe that’s become a traditional favorite in the Philippine Islands. It’s a departure from the usual red tomato sauce spaghetti recipe.

Carbonara spaghetti is becoming as popular as tomato sauce spaghetti in the Philippines. (Wikipedia image)

Carbonara is a pasta dish that’s said to have been invented in the middle of the Twentieth Century in Italy. It quickly spread around the world following the popularity of the more common tomato sauce spaghetti. In the Philippines, red spaghetti is already a favorite dish to prepare in parties and Filipino kids just can’t have a fun at a birthday if there is no spaghetti served. Now here’s a new pasta favorite that’s getting to be just as popular with Filipinos. It’s the carbonara and even though it’s white, it appears to have major appeal in the Philippines.

Here is a simple recipe for carbonara pasta that’s becoming a traditional favorite of Filipinos.


1 kg pasta (spaghetti noodles)

butter (at least two tablespoons)

button mushrooms (sliced)

2 cans of all purpose cream (383g)

evaporated milk (383g)

1/4 kg bacon (sliced into small squares; fried crisp)

1/4 kg ham (sliced into small squares; fried crisp)

4 eggs (beaten)

cheddar cheese (grated)

garlic (4 cloves; skinned and crushed)

onions (1 bulb; finely chopped)


black pepper (ground)

How to cook Filipino style carbonara:

For the sauce, start by heating the pan on a low flame. Melt the butter in the pan. Saute the garlic and onion. Add the mushroom slices and cook until tender. Mix in the evaporated milk and all purpose cream. Stir occasionally. Wait for the mixture to boil, then add the eggs. Continue stirring until the mixture is to the desired thickness of your carbonara sauce. Add salt to taste.

For the pasta, first boil two liters of water in a large pasta bowl. Wait for it to boil, then add a bit of salt. Carefully add the noodles and stir every now and then to keep the noodles from sticking in the pan. You will know if the pasta is cooked if no white shows in the core of a noodle (break one to check). The noodle must not be too soft so try not to overcook the pasta.

Place the cooked noodles on a pasta plate. Add the carbonara sauce. Sprinkle the bacon, ham, and cheese. You have your carbonara Filipino style pasta dish!

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14 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by SowmyaT
    December 26th, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    Thanks for sharing

  2. # 2 by LadyElena
    December 26th, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Thanks – I would like to try this. I love Pasta dishes.

  3. # 3 by aleah
    December 26th, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Yep, I can cook this! I just love it :)

  4. # 4 by Shirley Shuler
    December 26th, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    I love pasta, I can do this.

  5. # 5 by PSingh1990
    December 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    Nice Share.


  6. # 6 by albert1jemi
    December 27th, 2010 at 7:49 am #

    good article

  7. # 7 by N. Sun
    December 27th, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    Looks quite easy, I might try it. Thanks!

  8. # 8 by papaleng
    December 27th, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    My wife and kids love this dish but not me, pang-spaghetti lang ata ako..

  9. # 9 by crisdiwata
    December 28th, 2010 at 3:23 am #

    I eat carbonara but not so fond of it. I love spaghetti more. Pareho kami ni Papaleng kaya tingnan mo si Papaleng mahilig sa Jollibee. :)

  10. # 10 by leo604
    December 28th, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    i like it thanks

  11. # 11 by albert1jemi
    December 28th, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Thanks for share.

  12. # 12 by janesteban
    January 7th, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    i love carbonara… thanks for sharing this recipe.

  13. # 13 by ehna72
    January 9th, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    I tried it already and my niece said that it’s yummy!

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    December 28th, 2011 at 2:14 am #

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