spaghetti carbonara

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • kosher salt
  • cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook 8 oz. spaghetti according to package instructions; before draining, reserve ½ cup pasta water.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 2 eggs and ½ cup grated Parmesan; set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 6 slices bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove bacon from skillet and stir in 3 cloves garlic cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low.
  • Working quickly, stir in cooked pasta and egg mixture, and gently toss to combine; season with a big pinch of salt and pepper, to taste. Add reserved pasta water, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with crisped and crumbled bacon and 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg