Easy Pasta Carbonara Recipe: This Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe With Bacon Is Ready in Less Than 30 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Pasta Carbonara Recipe: This Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe With Bacon Is Ready in Less Than 30 Minutes

This classic pasta carbonara recipe originated in Rome and is Italy's version of bacon and eggs. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this creamy and delicious spaghetti carbonara recipe will become a family favorite. 

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 8 ounces spaghetti, cooked according to package directions 
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 - 5 slices bacon (diced) or 1/2 cup cubed prosciutto
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley

Here's how to make it:

  1. Whisk together the eggs and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Set aside. 
  2. Cook the bacon or prosciutto in a skillet until crispy. Add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds.
  3. Add the pasta and egg mixture. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Slowly add reserved pasta water, about 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Garnish with parsley and additional Parmesan cheese. Serve. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
So delicious! I am making this soon!!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I made this tonight! Only had penne pasta at home but all other ingredients, so I went for it. Just delicious! Donna John
Donna John
Mmmm!!! I'm on my last day of juicing, and this recipe is one that will be made ASAP. Man, I miss food. lol Did you use prosciutto or bacon? I'm partial to prosciutto in pasta dishes.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I used thick cut bacon, which I don’t typically have in the house. My daughter bought it because she cooked for us the other day. So I used it and it was delicious! Next time I’ll try prosciutto, Donna John . Because there will definitely be a next time, soon!
Julie Rose
Yes, please! 💗

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