The Originators of Quick & Easy Cooking!

Menu

MrFood.com
Free Offer
Easy Pasta Recipes: 31 Best Pasta Recipes with Chicken, Beef and More

Liven up your pasta with great recipes from this FREE eCookbook. This is your chance to be creative and have fun in the kitchen!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Spaghetti Carbonara

(11 Votes)
Updated November 01, 2017
Spaghetti Carbonara
SERVES
4
SERVING SIZE
2 cups
COOK TIME
20 Min

You won't find any red sauce here! Spaghetti Carbonara is a traditional Italian dish that's made with spaghetti pasta, bacon, and cheese. It's a creamy pasta dish that's kind of addicting. Once you try our easy recipe for spaghetti carbonara, we have a feeling you'll be having it a lot more often.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (16-ounce) package spaghetti
  • 8 bacon slices, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
What To Do:
  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and keep warm.
     
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon and onion 8 to 10 minutes or until bacon is crispy, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic and remove from heat; drain off excess liquid. 
     
  3. In a large pot, whisk together half-and-half, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, the egg, salt, and pepper. Heat over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until slighly thickened. Add spaghetti and bacon mixture to pot and toss until evenly coated. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley and serve immediately.
     
Notes

If you like this recipe, then you should check out our collection of No-Fail Italian Favorites for even more great ideas!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 866
  • Calories from Fat 367
  • Total Fat 41g 63 %
  • Saturated Fat 18g 92 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 30g 61 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 133mg 44 %
  • Sodium 789mg 33 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 93g 31 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16 %
  • Sugars 4.2g 0 %

Ratings & Comments

My Rating:  

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Added chicken, but it was just all right

Instead of ordinary bacon, use pancetta. Add about a quarter to a half cup of white wine. 'Temper' the raw egg by adding a ladle of water from the pot you cooked the pasta in to keep it from getting *too* cooked before you toss it. This is an all-time favorite at our house.

Why are you adding in so many things to this recipe? I learned to make this in Italy from an Italian lady. It shouldn't have more in it than eggs, cream, bacon, parmesan, black pepper in the summer or paprika in the winter.

I loved this recipe. It is superb. Thanks Clinton!

Wondering if you could throw this in the oven for second heating.. maybe topped with some mozzarella cheese??? Any thoughts?

I would use turkey bacon and fat free half and half which does very well in cooking. This would cut calories, etc. a lot and probably wouldn't change it too much. Of course nothing's as good a pork bacon.

Throw in some cooked chicken & WOW , chicken carbonara.. Yummy.

delicious!!!!!

Yummmmm! It was sooo good, I made it again. Definately a keeper.

Do you drain the bacon grease fro the skillet?

I've used a similar recipe for this dish. That recipe uses more eggs & no 1/2 & 1/2. It also says to remove all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease from the skillet. I think you could remove some, most or even all the bacon grease from this recipe without worrying about it being dry because of the 1/2 & 1/2. The bacon grease would add flavor along with all the fat, calories or cholesterol but you could adjust that to your personal tastes. Hope this helps.

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

LATEST TV RECIPE & VIDEO

Reindeer Crunch Salad

Ever wondered how Santa's reindeer stay in shape for the big day? They munch on Reindeer Crunch Salad of course! Well, maybe not, but you can enjoy a healthy and flavorful holiday with this tasty salad recipe.

About Mr. Food Advertise on MrFood.com FAQ Contact Us Privacy Policy Press Room Terms of Service Keyword Index Find Us on TV Today's Recipe Subscribe Unsubscribe Site Map RSS

---- 1 ----