Rigatoni alla carbonara

A (Pasta) Queen worthy Carbonara

Back to Recipes

Carbonara is one of the most popular pasta recipes in the world. The secret of this success? A creamy, Italian carbonara is as delicious as it is easy to make. And it’s quick, too!

The velvety sauce comes together while the pasta cooks — you just need high quality ingredients and the right tips to turn your kitchen into an Italian trattoria. Who better than The Pasta Queen herself to take us through this Roman masterpiece?

Nadia Caterina Munno aka The Pasta QueenNadia Caterina Munno (The Pasta Queen) posing with her favorite thing: pasta!

Born and raised in Rome (where carbonara originated), and coming from a real pasta dynasty (her family started a pasta factory in Southern Italy in the 1800s), Nadia Caterina Munno is a real pasta expert who curated with Ruffoni a special cookware collection including all the pots and pans you need to make mouthwatering Italian recipes at home. (Discover The Pasta Queen limited edition collection here…it’s just gorgeous!)

The Pasta Queen limited edition is an heirloom-quality cookware collection designed to elevate your pasta making game.

For a carbonara worthy of the Roman Gods, creaminess is achieved not by adding heavy cream (absolutely forbidden!) but by lovingly emulsifying the egg yolks with the cheese and starchy pasta water until they are warmed through.

Find the recipe below — and if you prefer to cook following the recipe live while getting to know The Pasta Queen and Giulia Ruffoni better, you can catch up with our Instagram Live here!


Shop this story

1 of 5