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