Olive Carbonara

    25 minutes

    Here's a slightly different pasta carbonara recipe that uses olives and both ham and bacon. Quick and delicious!

    9 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 500g chopped ham
    • 500g spaghetti, cooked and drained
    • 250g bacon, cooked and crumbled
    • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 4 eggs, beaten
    • 185g black olives, chopped

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Melt butter or margarine in a large frypan.
    2. Add the oil and ham and saute lightly.
    3. Add the cooked spaghetti, bacon, cheese, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir well.
    4. Turn off the heat and pour beaten eggs over all. Toss to coat evenly, then add the olives and toss again. Serve at once.

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    Eh...not what I call a true Carbonara. There is another one on here that is PERFECT. The bacon and the olives, I think, ruined it for me. I will not be making this one again.  -  28 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this for the first time today. I fell in love with it!! It's so easy to make and also makes alot. I will difinetly be making this again!!!!  -  24 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Mmmm...This was good. I have never had carbonara before so I can't compare but this was tasty! I used angel hair instead of spaghetti and didn't have any pimentos. I left out the salt b/c ham, bacon and parmesan are very salty. Other than that, followed the recipe exactly but cut it in half. This makes a LOT! Very filling.  -  24 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)