Authentic (And Easy) Pasta Carbonara

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by trumanchocolate

This is my "go to" meal when I get home late or a crowd descends unexpectantly.

Top Review by NewEnglandCook

A wonderful easy and delicious recipe in under 30 minutes. The fresh ingredients make the difference. I used peas too and this was a hit. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put large pot on to boil for pasta and cook pasta as directed.
  2. Cut the bacon into 2" pieces and add to saute pan on medium.
  3. Grate cheese.
  4. Break eggs into large bowl and beat until smooth.
  5. Add grated cheese to eggs and mix until a paste.
  6. When pasta is "al dente", remove and drain.
  7. Immediately add pasta to egg/cheese mixture and use tongs to rapidly toss, coating the pasta. (Don't worry about the raw egg, the hot pasta will cook it).
  8. Add the bacon with about 1 teaspoon of drippings and continue to toss pasta until a creamy sauce evenly coats the pasta.
  9. Serve and garnish with a sprinkle of cheese, fresh ground salt and pepper.
  10. Watch your friends and family scrap the bowl!
  11. Nice served with a salad and a crisp white wine!

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