The 'Ultimate Carbonara Recipe' with Umbria White Truffle Oil

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We share a recipe of the classic carbonara that'll make it possible for anyone to make a simple date night quite the memorable occasion.

For a lovely night alone or sharing the space for a romantic evening, a plate of freshly cooked pasta could never go wrong, especially if it's the classic creamy carbonara.

Even when it has taken a regular spot in almost every chain restaurant's menu, we still can't seem to get tired of this pasta. Novice cooks and master chefs themselves can't help but gravitate towards this Italian staple, and there's no question why. It's a timeless dish composed of common ingredients, yet never fails to open the palette to a harmonious flavor that's universally comforting.

With that said, you certainly won't need to take on great lengths to make a sumptuous plate of carbonara. By having just the right ingredients in your kitchen cupboard, you're already half-way through. But here's one way to take your pasta up a notch. A couple of drops of earthy Italian White Truffle Oil from Umbria Terra Di Tartufi can invite a new stimulating twist in this crowd-favorite.

Here's a fool-proof recipe inspired by Nigella Lawson's Linguine with Truffle Oil. Enjoy this recipe for two with savory pancetta or bacon bits.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Serving size: 2


  • ¼ pounds Linguine
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • ¼ cup pancetta or bacon (chopped)
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • ⅛ teaspoons freshly cracked black or white Pepper
  • 2 drops White Truffle Oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Whipping this up for a spontaneous date night would be effortless. In just 20 minutes, you'll have an elegant dish ready for serving. And if you have it, you may even toast a few slices of bread brushed with garlic, olive oil, and butter.


  1. Boil a pot of salted water on medium heat. Add in the pasta and cook until al dente. Once cooked, drain the pasta while reserving a part of the cooking water.
  2. Sauté the chopped pancetta or bacon over medium-low heat until crispy, for about 8 minutes. Transfer to a separate bowl afterward.
  3. While waiting for the pasta to cook, prepare a bowl for your carbonara sauce. Pour in the cream, whisk the egg in, and then add the grated parmesan and a couple of drops of the White Truffle Oil. Season with crushed white pepper. Whisk it all in nicely.
  4. When the pasta has been cooked al dente and drained, place it back into the pot and add the butter and a tablespoon of the cooking water.
  5. Stir in the carbonara sauce and pancetta bits, and keep mixing until the linguine pasta becomes smooth and lightly coated. Transfer into bowls and serve it up for a nice and cozy evening.

Make simple nights with your favorite people feel more special with warm plates and an excited appetite. Get Umbria Terra Di Tartufi's White Truffle Oil today and have a taste of Italian carbonara as it should be. Hungry for more recipe ideas? You can explore for more culinary treats right here at the home of better choices. — (TGM)

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