16 Reviews

This was delicious....so easy to prepare, but tasted as if a lot more effort went into it. I probably shouldn't have it as often as I'd like to, but once in awhile you gotta indulge! Update 4/22/16: I have been making this just as posted for what? 12 years! It is a staple when we're feeling indulgent. Love, love, love this..

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sandrasothere April 22, 2016

I gave this 4 stars. My family liked but I loved it. This kinda reminds me of spaghetti with butter, salt & pepper. The copy I got came from Food Tv $40. a day. It's a little different. No minced garlic or red pepper. Spaghetti is 1 pound, 3 slices pancetta, 3 Tsp olive oil, 1 Tsp black pepper, 4 eggs, 3 Tsp pecorino romano + extra for serving, 2 Tsp cream (opt). The directions are about the same. The cream is to be added to the eggs. I think this needs more cream as it was a bit dry for my taste. Thanks for posting a yummy recipe! Christine (internetnut)

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internetnut January 26, 2007

Oh this was carb-addicts heaven! I have made it before with cream and butter, but never with the bacon fat and olive oil...I will never go back! Thanks so much for posting such a hip-defying recipe!

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K & K's mom February 14, 2004

Very quick and easy but not top marks on flavour. I wanted a carbonara that didn't include cream or white wine and so I got what I asked for, not so much flavour. I added some fresh herbs but otherwise followed the recipe.

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Anna in the Philippines November 24, 2010

Fantastic! I only had some real bacon bits in the fridge, so I heated them in about 1T olive oil with the garlic. It came out fantastic and without the additional oil ~ this has now gone in my recipe box ~ thanks so much!

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Purple Nurple February 21, 2010

Really good ~ really easy! Doubled the recipe and deglazed w/ some wine~ but otherwise followed the recipe as written. My family loved it. Will be making this one often! Thanks for sharing.

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Trillian42 February 02, 2010

This was easy, but could use a little more flavor.

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MaddieLC January 13, 2010

This was such a easy dish to prepare, simple and satisfying. I will try adding sundried tomatoes for extra flavor next time. Thanks

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Laureen in B.C. May 04, 2008

Fantastic! I increased the recipe by a third to feed my whole family, and even the picky five-year old had thirds! I omitted the peppers but sprinkled them on mine at the table. I accidentally bought maple flavored bacon but it didn't hurt the dish, and I ended up using a combo of linguine and fettucine since those were the only long noodles I had. This is definitely a keeper for a quick, easy and delicious meal.

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Literary Mom May 03, 2008
Spaghetti Alla Carbonara