Easy Spaghetti Carbonara

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A spaghetti carbonara is a simple but tasty meal that is as much at home as part of a weekly family meal as it is at a fancy dinner party. Watch it being cooked in the Allrecipes Spaghetti Carbonara Video.

Sandy T.

Ingredients

Serves: 8 

  • 500g spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti until al dente. Drain well. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a large frying pan, cook diced bacon until slightly crisp; remove and drain on paper towels.
  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat; add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat in the same frying pan. Add onion and cook over medium heat until onion is transparent.
  4. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add wine if desired; cook 1 more minute.
  5. Return cooked bacon to pan, add cooked and drained spaghetti. Toss to coat and heat through, adding more olive oil if it seems dry or is sticking together.
  6. Add beaten eggs and cook, tossing constantly with tongs or a large fork until eggs are barely set.
  7. Quickly add Parmesan cheese and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste (remember that bacon and Parmesan are very salty).
  8. Serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top and extra Parmesan cheese.

Watch a video of it being made…

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

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Reviews (4)

central46
4

Not to bad at all !!..Reheats well also(refried). Carbonara cooks and tastes a whole lot better without the cream..Make sure to use good olive oil though! - 09 Jul 2010

barbarella
3

super yummy, i had to forward the recipe to my dinner guests. i needed to toss everything in a pot. pan wouldn't have been big enough. - 29 Jan 2010

christinaandrews
0

Really easy to make. I only used one egg and added peas like the video suggested. Everyone enjoyed it. Would make again. - 10 Aug 2014

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