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Spaghetti alla Gricia

Spaghetti alla Gricia -
Written by Gryphon

A simpler version of carbonara that is always a hit. The mix of cheese and guanciale (bacon) make this an easy meal to enjoy.

Spaghetti alla Gricia -

Spaghetti alla Gricia

Simple but gorgeous. Works just as well with Rigatoni
4.81 from 82 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 590kcal



  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a low heat. When it begins to shimmer, add the guanciale and cook, stirring, until golden brown – about 8-10 minutes. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil over a high heat. Salt the water. When the salt has dissolved, add the pasta and cook until al dente.
  • Transfer the pasta to the pan with the guanciale, reserving the cooking water. Heat the pan over a medium-high heat, adding some pasta water. Swirl and stir the pasta as it finishes cooking. The sauce should be thick and slightly liquid, but not watery.
  • When the pasta is al dente, turn off the heat, add the pepper and half of the pecorino, then stir vigorously to combine.
  • Plate the pasta and serve with the remaining pecorino and some black pepper sprinkled on top.
  • Always serve hot


Sodium: 1796mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 8g | Potassium: 241mg | Cholesterol: 19mg | Calories: 590kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fat: 16g | Protein: 23g | Carbohydrates: 89g