Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Karen Frazier
pasta carbonara recipe

Ingredients for Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Serves 4

  • 1 package dried spaghetti
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 slices of bacon, cut into pieces
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Boil the spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Drain in a colander and set aside. You can also make your own pasta. If you do, boil it 3 to 4 minutes, until al dente.
  2. While the pasta cooks, prepare the sauce.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, salt, and pepper.
  4. In a large sauté pan, cook the bacon on medium-high, stirring occasionally, until bacon is browned, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the bacon from the fat in the pan with a slotted spoon and set it aside to drain on paper towels.
  6. Add the shallots to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  8. Add the cooked spaghetti and reserved bacon to the pan. Stir to heat through.
  9. Reduce the heat to low. Add the egg and heavy cream mixture to the pan.
  10. Cook, stirring constantly, until the egg and cream warms through.
  11. Turn off the heat. Stir in the cheese. Serve immediately.
Pasta Carbonara Recipe