27 Reviews

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.

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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

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Chef Chuck Love September 28, 2010

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

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EPC February 01, 2010

Very tasty. I through some grilled chicken breast in and it was great. The sauce wasn't as creamy as I had hoped, even though I increased the egg/cream mixture to almost double, but was still really good. It's a keeper!

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Bake-a-holic!!! October 28, 2008

I love this recipe, and it is very heavy on my list of rotating dinner ideas! We have it at least twice a month! Being big bacon lovers, we always lean towards using a full pound of bacon, but there is NEVER a bit of leftovers!

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bakingmama83 October 14, 2009

I like this recipe because it uses bacon, and I had all the other ingredients on hand - except for shallots, but I substituted onion. I followed the directions, but had a difficult time getting the bacon crispy while cooking it slow, but it was cooked enough, but it might not have rendered enough fat - the egg did cook on the spaghetti even though I did the steps very quickly. I added more cream because the whole thing was dry with just the original measurements. All that said, the family loved it - how can you go wrong with bacon, eggs, and pasta?

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WorkingMom2three November 22, 2008

This recipe was pretty good. I didn't use onion as that is not in an original carbonara. I increased the parmesan cheese to 1 cup and I think what is most important is to mix the egg and parmesan together and then add to the bacon and pasta once you're at that point. At the end, I added about 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. The bit of white wine makes this recipe.

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Michellew November 14, 2014

yum gunnar! very good recipe. I'm making it again as I rate this. Very good and simple ingredients. Sorry chef chuck love didn't even try this, only decided to be a critic. I really don't care if something is authentic or not, love the ingredients, love this ease of prep, and love the taste! Can't wait for supper! Thumbs up to you!!!!

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nina22541 August 14, 2014

I like to pretend that the spaghetti is little worms and the carbonara sauce is special man-sauce

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alittlelove23 January 22, 2013

Loved it! Added to my recipe book.

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AlienCat September 28, 2010
Rock & Roll Spaghetti Carbonara