Active Time
Total Time
30 MIN
Serves : 4 to 6
© Christina Holmes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks with the whole egg and the 1/2 cup of grated cheese.

Step 2    

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup of the cooking water.

Step 3    

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the 'nduja and cook over moderate heat, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the fat is rendered, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 4    

In a large bowl, toss the hot pasta with the 'nduja. Add the egg mixture and the reserved pasta cooking water and toss aggressively until the pasta is coated in a creamy sauce, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the pasta to shallow bowls or a platter and sprinkle with dried oregano. Serve, passing more cheese at the table.


'Nduja is a spicy, spreadable Calabrian pork sausage. Look for it at Italian food shops and on

Suggested Pairing

Spice-inflected Calabrian red blend.

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 1

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Shahde_Cooper

Review Body: I testify! This was super delicious!!! Really good for people who want to cook a quick and tasty dinner. :)

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-08-29

Author Name: Carolyn333

Review Body: nduja is a great addition to carbonara! I tried it before during my sister's birthday. It was a hit!

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Date Published: 2016-08-31

Author Name: Sharmeen

Review Body: I haven't tried your recipe yet but I can sense it is very delicious carbonara with the addition of Calabrian 'nduja. Definitely will try

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Date Published: 2016-09-13

Author Name: Cheshire_Kitty

Review Body: What is 'nduja and where can I get it?

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Date Published: 2016-08-22

Author Name: TheJoeC

Review Body: This is really fattening!! I love your recipe. :-)

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Date Published: 2016-08-24