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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara is the best meal on a busy-weeknight. It is indulgent, yet fast and simple. A tasty carbonara sauce with Parmesan cheese, bacon and pasta.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 725 kcal


  • 1 lb dry spaghetti-noodles
  • 12 oz bacon cubed
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ c. chopped parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ground-black-pepper
  • 1 c. freshly grated Parmesan-cheese


  • Prepare spaghetti according to package instructions. When draining pasta reserve½ c. pasta-water to use in the sauce.
  • Heat a deep skillet over moderate heat. Then add the sliced bacon and simmer for 5minutes, or till the bacon is crispy. Toss the garlic to the skillet & saute for a few minute.
  • Add the hot drained spaghetti then toss for a few minutes to coat the pasta with bacon-fat. Then remove pan from heat.
  • Beat parmesan and eggs together in a mixing-bowl. Then add mixture to the pasta, whisking till eggs thicken, but don't scramble.
  • Thin out the sauce with reserved pasta-water if desired. Season carbonara with black pepper. Garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley if desired.
Keyword Spaghetti, Spaghetti alla Carbonara