carbonara (plural carbonaras)
- A thick pasta sauce, usually made with eggs, cheese, and bacon.
1999, Roger D. Skillings, Where the Time Goes, page 10:
- One of my own grand carbonaras, some crisp and spicy greens, a clean Tuscan white, a pint of raspberry sorbet, a pot of freshly ground strong coffee, and a long beguiling night on my couch in pajamas with cannabis, good TV, and no qualms about the future, please.
- A spaghetti dish made using such a sauce.
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- (of pasta sauce) made from guanciale, grated cheese and beaten egg cooked gently by the heat of the pasta
- Outside of Italy, especially in processed sauces, egg is replaced with cream