Tuna Carbonara

Pinoy Tuna Carbonara
Tuna Carbonara. The Pinoy carbonara has evolved into a sweet and creamy white sauced spaghetti dish. This probably because of our Pinoy sweet spaghetti which have come to love by our kids and most of Pinoy. Out of curiosity I did tried the carbonara served on most fastfood courts on several occasions. These versions are creamy sweet, they use a lot of sugar and commercially sold cream.

Tuna Carbonara Recipe

Not unless you eat at authentic pasta or spaghetti restaurant you are missing the true taste of the real carbonara. Carbonara is normally topped with bacon tidbits, garnished with mixed Italian herbs (marjoram, basil, rosemary, oregano, parsley, thyme, ect.) For the sauce beaten egg is mixed in the pasta right after turning the heat off.

Tuna Carbonara

Here is my version using canned tuna chunks instead of the usual bacon.


Tuna Carbonara - Spaghetti Pasta

1 kilo spaghetti, cooked
2 small canned tuna chunk in oil
1 pack carbonara cream mix
3 large size egg, beaten
1/2 head garlic, finely chopped
1 medium size onion, finely chopped
2-3 stalk parsley, finely chopped
3 tbsp. mixed Italian dry herbs
2 tbsp. butter
grated parmesan cheese
ground black pepper

Cooking procedure:

Tuna Carbonara - Cooking Procedure

In a large skillet sauté garlic and onion in butter. Add tuna chunks and stir cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the carbonara cream mix diluted in 2 cups on water. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes at low heat, add in the mixed Italian dry herbs and ground pepper. Add the cooked pasta and mix thoroughly, cook for another 2 to 3 minutes until al dente. Season with salt to taste. Turn off the heat and mix in the beaten eggs immediately. Serve with grated parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley.


  1. How do I make a natural carbonara sauce? thanks.

  2. Hi Anonymous, frankly this was the first time I tried to make carbonara. There are some Pinoy carbonara recipe online but I could not suggest any as I haven’t personally tried one except this tuna version. As soon as I could cook my version I will post it immediately.

  3. Hi there. Im planning to make a tuna carbonara.thanks for your recipe, now, i dont have to do it from scratch

  4. just a tip..... the most basic natural carbonara sauce would include evap milk, canned mushroom, garlic and onion, salt and pepper, cheese and cornstarch to thicken the sauce....and that's it....u've got yourself yor own carbonara...sprinkle with chopped leeks looks even better


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