Spaghetti carbonara (or pasta carbonara) – simple, filling and perfect to toss together for a quick mid-day lunch. A little tip for those making carbonara – you don’t actually need to use heavy cream! The creaminess of a simple carbonara comes from the mixture of eggs and cheese, and the heat from your just-cooked pasta to bring it all together. The best thing about pasta carbonara is that you probably already have these ingredients in your fridge! It’s just spaghetti (or any other long pasta), and the carbonara sauce is made with bacon – or any other kind of smoked meat will do – eggs, parmesan cheese, a little olive oil, salt and pepper.