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Pasta Carbonara:: 30 minutes and so easy!

Creamy pasta carbonara that is done in 30 minutes! This meal will feel very deluxe, however, it is an easy weeknight meal! We loved partnering with Burgers’ Smokehouse for this recipe video! Their bacon can be found at your local Hy-Vee.


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Pasta Carbonara
Pasta Carbonara
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Pasta Carbonara
Instructions
  1. Add one heaping tablespoon salt to six-quart water and bring to a rolling boil. Once boiling, add pasta and cook to al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, cut bacon into bite-size pieces and cook over medium-low heat. Render bacon and cook, stirring, until crispy - resist the urge to turn up the heat! This takes longer than usual, about 15 minutes.
  3. While pasta and bacon are cooking, whisk eggs until frothy and smooth. Add milk, pepper, and cheese. Mix to combine.
  4. Take bacon pan off the heat. Add diced garlic to bacon, stir, and let the residual heat cook the garlic for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the bacon and rendered fat to drained pasta. Toss to combine. Add egg and cheese mixture to hot, bacon-y noodles in about three batches tossing to combine with each addition.
  6. Top with fresh parsley. Pepper and salt to taste. Serve hot and wonder why you don't eat it every day!
Recipe Notes

*Note: Don't shake pasta after you drain. You want a little extra liquid with the noodles. You can always save a little pasta water before draining to use if needed. You need to time it so that the bacon is going into the pasta immediately after the pasta is done and then add the egg/cheese mixture when everything is still very hot.

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