Spaghetti alla Carbonara

    20 min

    This fantastic Italian pasta dish is super-easy to make. Cooked spaghetti is tossed with bacon, onion, eggs and cheese. Enjoy with a side salad or garlic bread, if desired.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 340g cooked and drained spaghetti
    • 8 thick rashers streaky bacon, diced
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 4 eggs
    • 115g processed cheese, such as Kraft singles, unwrapped and cubed

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large frying pan, cook the bacon and remove to a kitchen-lined plate. Add the onion to the bacon drippings and cook until clear, about 5 minutes. Add the spaghetti and the bacon to the onions and toss until well mixed.
    2. Add the eggs and the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. Serve while warm.

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    An even easier (and better tasting) recipe for the same thing is to boil some bow tie pasta (or use some leftover pasta- any shape will work but NOT any long pasta like spaghetti), then dice up a few slices of raw bacon, cook it in a frying pan, add the drained pasta, and crack in an egg or two (depends on how much you're making and how you like it), and stir it all around until the egg is cooked. Salt and pepper to taste. You can replace the bacon with diced pepperoni and a bit of butter if you like. I was a foreign exchange student in Austria for a year, and my host mom always made this if she was in a hurry- she called it fast food. Tastes great!  -  18 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    5 stars when made with a few variations. 1. skip the cheese. 2.toss in cubed cooked chicken and mushrooms 3. pepper MAKES this meal add a LOT. 4. Add a generous dollop of milk when you toss in the eggs for a creamier sauce. We always serve it with a salad and prefer fettuccine noodles but any kind of noddle works well. This is comfort food at it's best.  -  07 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a bit unusual for us but it was suprisingly delicious. We used sausage rather than bacon and I prefer just a light sprinkling of cheddar on top rather than the Velvetta. I've actually been craving this since we made it. Thanks for sharing.  -  23 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)