Carbonara vs Alfredo - What's the difference?

carbonara | alfredo |


As nouns the difference between carbonara and alfredo

is that carbonara is a thick pasta sauce, usually made with eggs, cheese, and bacon while Alfredo is the sauce made from butter and Parmesan cheese used in dishes such as fettucine Alfredo, or any dish of this type.

carbonara

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A thick pasta sauce, usually made with eggs, cheese, and bacon.
  • * {{quote-book, 1999, Roger D. Skillings, Where the Time Goes citation
  • , passage=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.
  • alfredo

    English

    Noun

    (-) (not always capitalised )
  • (cooking, noun adjunct) The sauce made from butter and Parmesan cheese used in dishes such as fettucine Alfredo, or any dish of this type
  • * {{quote-news, 2007, January 30, Karen Crouse, Dash of Success Spices Up Gould’s Neighborhood, New York Times citation
  • , passage=Two days after kicking three field goals against the New Orleans Saints to help the Bears reach Super Bowl XLI, Gould was standing over a gas stove, stirring the alfredo sauce that was simmering in a pot.}}

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