Olive Garden Spaghetti Carbonara

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Manami

This was posted by dizzybreeze at recipegoldmine.com on May 4, 2001. Source Olive Garden Restaurants.

Top Review by Mary N.

This was great! I had a craving for bacon and pasta and since I never have good luck making the classic carbonara, I made this. I used green onions instead of shallots because that is what I remember being in the pasta when I worked at Olive Garden. I used canned mushrooms instead of fresh as well. Great stuff! Thanks for posting and bringing back some memories!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the olive oil to a heavy skillet over medium heat until fragrant, then add the mushrooms and shallots and saute until golden, not brown.
  2. Add the bacon strips, stir well and turn off the heat.
  3. Add the warm spaghetti and blend all ingredients together thoroughly.
  4. Add the warm becahmel sauce, pepper, parsley and salt and blend thoroughly.
  5. Serve immediately with Parmesan.
  6. Sauce:.
  7. In a heavy non-aluminum pot, melt butter and flour and cook on moderate heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly with wire whisk.
  8. Do not allow the roux to color more than blond.
  9. Add milk (no skim or low-fat) and bring to just below the boiling point.
  10. Remove from heat immediately and keep warm.

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