Rock & Roll Spaghetti Carbonara

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Comfort food. Spaghetti, cheese, bacon, creamy and filling. Sure to be a favorite for you. It is for me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Turn on your boombox with some loud rock music.
  2. Boil water for spaghetti as you normally would.
  3. Mix egg yolks and cream together and set aside.
  4. In a saute pan, place olive oil, bacon, and garlic, to cook over low heat, till bacon is crisp.
  5. Make sure to cook the bacon very slowly.
  6. When done, add shallots mix for half a minute or so, and pull from heat.
  7. Drain pasta and place into a large pot or bowl.
  8. Add bacon mix and toss once.
  9. Add egg/cream mix and cheese, toss again.
  10. These last three steps should be done very quickly to cook the egg mixture, and spread the cheese evenly.
  11. Serve wilth freshly ground black pepper, a fresh salad, and a nice glass of wine.
  12. My choice on wine is Johanisberg Reisling.
  13. Rock on!
Most Helpful

I think it is safe to say I'm obsessed with this recipe. I have made it twice now and just purchased ingredients to make it a third, this time for my parents and brother instead of my boyfriend... I hope they like it as much as we do! I add a little extra cream and an extra egg to make it a little more saucy. Overall, it has delicious, rich flavor and is even great cold for leftovers. YUMMM.

k8po December 23, 2010

I'm glad you gave this recipe a title modifier (Rock and Roll) Carbonara. I am sure it is delicious with cream and bacon.Just to point out to the readers, that a true "Italian" catbonara is not made with cream. It is also not made with onions or shallots. It has only a few ingredients and they are: 1 Lb spaghetti, 6 oz pancetta, diced or cut into strips, 1 clove garlic, 2 eggs, 4 oz Pecorino Romano, grated, Extra virgin olive oil, salt and ample coarse-ground pepper

Chef Chuck Love September 28, 2010

Really good. My three year old loved it. I used an onion because I didn't have shallots.

EPC February 01, 2010