Spaghetti Carbonara

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4.50 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
This easy Spaghetti Carbonara is ready in 20 mins and uses only 5 ingredients

This Spaghetti Carbonara is the perfect quick dinner.  It’s ready in 20 minutes!

This easy Spaghetti Carbonara is ready in 20 mins and uses only 5 ingredients

Let’s face it, most of the time I don’t have more than 15-30 minutes to spend on making dinner.

When I make my weekly meal plan, I always try to include several quick dinner ideas.  I love easy recipes that can be made quickly without crazy ingredients.

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This Spaghetti Carbonara is one of those recipes.

This easy Spaghetti Carbonara is ready in 20 mins and uses only 5 ingredients

I get everything started at once.  I get the bacon cooking while the pasta is boiling.  And I pull together the few remaining ingredients while those items are cooking away.

We love garlic so I used 4 cloves in this recipe.  But, if you’re not a fan, or if you going to be around other people afterward (and don’t want to kill them with your dragon breath), you can always cut it back.

Then there’s the bacon.  Everything is better with bacon, in my opinion!

My family loved this dish!  My little guy even went in for seconds.  It’s definitely a keeper!

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Spaghetti Carbonara

This easy Spaghetti Carbonara is ready in 20 mins and uses only 5 ingredients
4.50 from 2 votes

Spaghetti Carbonara

Yield: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
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  • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water before draining.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes; reserve excess fat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and Parmesan; set aside.
  • Add garlic to skillet and cook for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Quickly add spaghetti, egg mixture, salt and pepper Working quickly, stir in pasta and egg mixture, and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper.
  • Slowly add reserved pasta water until desired consistency is reached.
  • Top with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
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Course: Main Dish

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