Super Quick Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe (2024)

Super Quick Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe (1)

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Have you ever had a carbonara before? It is so lovely – if you did not know there is egg in the mix – but it like coats the pasta and cooks a little – it is very good

I have no idea who came up with such an idea – but it is pretty brilliant – I love adding the bacon to the mix as well

I used Turkey Bacon to cut some of the calories and fat in the dish

This recipe is pretty inexpensive to make – one item no pictured is the olive oil I used – I like using a little olive oil in the egg mixture to help the egg mixture adhere to the pasta

This recipe is VERY easy to make – about 15 minutes of real cooking time – there is about 10 minutes for the pasta to cook as well

You should reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water – pasta water is the water that the pasta cooked in – it usually looks a little white – that is the starch – youwill be using the pasta waterif the pasta becomes too sticky

This picture is a little dark but here is my dad mixing the pasta and egg mixture together 🙂

If you do make the Super Quick Spaghetti Carbonara Recipeplease let me know what you think 🙂 My dad found this recipe on Damn Delicious ( one of our favorite food blogger sites )

Super Quick Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe



  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 4 slices Turkey bacon, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Cook pasta - remember to reserve about ½ Cup of pasta water
  2. In a large skillet - place bacon - cook for a few minutes - add in garlic cook for one minute
  3. While all that is cooking in a bowl - whisk oil, eggs, and parmesan cheese together
  4. Once the pasta is cooked place in the skillet with the bacon - keep the heat low/medium
  5. Slowly add in the egg mixture - make sure to keep everything moving you do not want scrambled eggs
  6. Add in seasonings and parsley
  7. Enjoy!


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    • Lesley

      Great easy to use recipe and so tasty. Quick to make and my 11 year old hungry daughter liked it. Will make it again for sure. Thank you

  • Jamie

    What’s the 1/2 cup of pasta water for?

    • Sara

      If the sauce is too thick – add a little water to loosen it up — so it will vary each time

  • Genevieve

    How many does this serve? Love your site! 🙂

    • Sara

      6 — enjoy 🙂

  • Tasha

    Do u whisk the eggs first?

  • lindsay d.

    i would say it serves more like 4–i think 6 would be a stretch for sure…

    that said, it was delicious and i’m so glad i found your recipe on pinterest!

    thank you 🙂

    • Sara

      I am so glad you liked it 🙂

  • Dashia

    So I am gonna try this tomorrow. Are there any tips or tricks that I need to apply. First time doing a Carbonara. Wish me luck

    • Dashia

      So I made this and it is AWESOME!!!! I used regular bacon and some turkey!!!! Quick and kid friendly!!!!!!!!!

  • Janie

    Once I made this my daughter has to have it at least once a week. It is so good , like all your recipes. Thanks

  • Sara

    I made this for my family so I double it. The only problem that I had was that it calls for grated parm which is the kind that comes in the can. You show in your pics shredded parm but I went ahead and followed the recipe as it was stated ( I like to do that the first go round and then make adjustments later for my taste). It was way to much grated parm so I defiantly think it needs the shredded parm instead. I will for sure make this again with that adjustment. I will also be not so heavy handed with salt in my pasta water. I ended up making my dish to salty since I normally salt my pasta water. Thanks for the recipe I know it will be wonderful once I do it this other way. 🙂

  • Kathy Chernicky

    I didn’t have bacon on hand but I did have ham so I substituted. It was fabulous. I’ve had carbonara many times in my life and I must say this was one of the best. I recently had it at the Cheesecake Factory and they had added peas to it. I gently pushed the peas to the side!

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    […] It’s winter, and lately spaghetti carbonara is getting a lot of attention in my house. This is a quick and easy version that works great for weeknights. I usually add extra bacon, because I’m an extra bacon sorta person. Pinterest link is here, and the full recipe is here. […]

    • Alex Teague

      Can I use milk and cream instead of oil and eggs

  • Angie Gaillard

    This is probably one of my favorite receipes!!! Love it! I cook it about once a month. I’ll admit I use pork bacon:)

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