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

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 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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