Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara
Recipe by Dragon

This is one of my favourite go to pastas for a quick and impressive entree. Everyone loves the bacon and creamy texture. It is a classic for a reason. Enjoy!

Serves: 2

6 strips of bacon, chopped in 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 lb spaghetti, cooked al dente - reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water for the sauce
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
Salt to taste


1. In a large sauté pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until it is crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a bowl lined with paper towels. Reserve.

2. Add the garlic and pepper. Cook for 30 seconds. Add the cooked pasta and reserved bacon. Combine and cook for 1 minute.

3. Beat the eggs and cream together. Season the eggs with a pinch of salt.

4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the eggs, stirring quickly until the eggs thicken. Don't let the eggs scramble. Add some of the reserved pasta water if you need to thin out the sauce a bit.

5. Add the cheese and parsley. Salt and pepper to taste.

6. Serve immediately. Garnish with extra cheese and parsley.


eatingclubvancouver_js said...

I'm intimidated by carbonara and have never attempted to make it at home.

This looks absolutely delicious! I will be content having somebody make this for me. ;)

Emily said...

That looks fantastic! So comforting...

Patsyk said...

This looks incredible... I really need to try my hand at making carbonara!

Debbie said...

Does that ever look good. I love all kinds of pasta and will eat it anytime!!!

Unknown said...

a perfect meal... :)

Maria said...

My dad and brother love this dish! I will have to have them over for a dinner treat!

maybelle's mom said...

my husbands absolute favorite, the mouthfeel is stunning. though mine never seems so neat and pretty.

Anonymous said...

How do you get it to look so good? How wonderful!

Lore said...

I could eat pasta for all the meals of the day and never get bored!!! Your carbonara literaly got my mouth watering lol :)

test it comm said...

Such a quick and tasty meal!

Anonymous said...

this is one of my all-time favourite dishes - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Jeanne said...

I *love* carbonara sauce - one of my all-time favourites, but I have a holy terror of making it at home because I'm sure I will end up with scrambled egg pasta!! Yours looks glorious though.

Anonymous said...

one (or at least, just me) can never live without carbonara. beautiful plate of spaghetti!! i'm salivating.

Dragon said...

eatingclub: I'd make this for you anytime.

emily: Thanks!

patsyk: The key is to work quickly so your eggs don't scramble. Takes a bit of practice but I'm sure you can do it.

mikky: Thanks!

Maria: You're a good daughter and sister. :)

maybelle's mom: Thank you. :)

noble: Practice....and a little luck. ;)

lore: Thank you, my friend.

kevin: Absolutely!

lana: Can't wait to make this for you.

jeanne: If I can do it, you can do it.

diva: I can't live without it either. :)

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Great meal - I made it without the Parmesan as I didn't have any but my, it was delicious!

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