Coal Miners'-style Spaghetti Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Coal Miners'-style Spaghetti Recipe

Coal Miners'-style Spaghetti

Recipe by  

"Crispy pancetta-Italian bacon-and a creamy pasta sauce of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and eggs meld with spaghetti to create a quick but satisfying classic dish."

Back
Next
+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan and stir in the pancetta. Cook until crispy. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Cook the spaghetti until it is al dente, in 4 quarts of rapidly boiling, salted water.
  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons of spaghetti cooking water. Drain the spaghetti in a colander. Immediately return the spaghetti to the pot and, keeping the heat very low, rapidly stir in the eggs, reserved water, and half the cheese. Toss continuously until the eggs are gently cooked and the sauce is creamy.
  4. Add the reserved pancetta and any drippings. Stir well. Add a generous grinding of pepper. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Serve immediately.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Footnotes

  • Recipe Provided by Chef Mary Ann Esposito
ADVERTISEMENT

Reviews More Reviews

Apr 04, 2013

I've made this recipe several times with bacon instead of pancetta. As mentioned already, it is simple, quick, and yummy - one of those recipes where you're bound to have the ingredients already in your home.

 
Aug 12, 2013

Got this recipe from our parish priest in the mid 70's. Have always made w/ bacon. It is wonderful but the key is to not skimp on the ground pepper.If you want to really bump up the calories & flavor add 1/3 cup of heavy cream before serving.

 

4 Ratings

Sep 30, 2013

Alright, perhaps someone can troubleshoot me. I followed the recipe exactly, except for the oil brand (I used the EVOO I had in my cupboard, Bertoli I think, which I bought quite recently) and the whole thing had a *nasty* burnt taste. Blech. I cooked the pancetta over medium heat and didn't overcook it (I removed it just when it was getting crispy) and I didn't notice any smoking or browning of the oil. The rest of the recipe went as planned, and I didn't notice anything was off before I tasted it. Any suggestion, anyone?

 
Mar 07, 2013

Simple,quick and yummy !

 

Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:
ADVERTISEMENT

Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 408 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.6 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 181 mg
  • 60%
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 648 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Hop On Easter
Hop On Easter

Recipes for baked ham, deviled eggs, and oh-so-cute treats.

Fresh Spring Recipes
Fresh Spring Recipes

The best ways to enjoy what’s in season right now.

Subscribe Today!
Subscribe Today!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $9.99!

Related Videos

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

See how to make a super-popular, incredibly easy Italian pasta.

How to Make Spaghetti alla Carbonara

See how to make simple spaghetti with bacon and egg sauce!

Basic Baked Spaghetti

See how to make a simple weeknight favorite.

Recently Viewed Recipes

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States