Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 277.7
  • Total Fat: 19.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 133.4 mg
  • Sodium: 365.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g

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A simple warm meal that doesn't take a lot of ingredients or time. Enjoy! A simple warm meal that doesn't take a lot of ingredients or time. Enjoy!
Number of Servings: 6


    1 pound spaghetti
    12 slices of bacon or 2 cups of pancetta
    3 eggs
    2 teaspoons of olive oil
    1/2 cup of Parmesan
    1/2 cup of heavy cream
    Black pepper (to taste)
    Fresh ground nutmeg (if available)


makes about 6 - 1 cup servings.

Put a large pan of water on to boil for the pasta.

In another large pan that will fit the pasta later, cook the bacon slices (or pancetta cubes) in the oil until crispy but not crunchy. Take the pan off the heat.

In a bowl, beat together the eggs, Parmesan, cream, and pepper. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.

When the pasta is done, remove approximately 1/2 cup of the pasta water before draining. Put the pan with the bacon cubes back on the heat and add the drained pasta, tossing well to coat with the pancetta.

(Next step is very do not want scrambled eggs) Take the pan off the heat again and add the eggs and cheese mixture, swiftly tossing everything to mix. Thin sauce with pasta water, if needed.

Grind over some more pepper and grate over the nutmeg to serve.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PPJENN00.