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Creamy Pasta with Bacon Recipe
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Creamy Pasta with Bacon Recipe

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"My son loves bacon, so this side is a hit with him. Sometimes I even add chicken to make it a main dish." - Kim Uhrich, Cabot, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated linguine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 8 cooked bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 474 calories, 33 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 202 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk flour and cream until smooth; stir into the pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into eggs; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  3. Drain linguine; add to the pan. Stir in bacon and cheese; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Pasta with Bacon in Taste of Home Annual Recipes Annual 2010, p29

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 474 calories, 33 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 202 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015 Edited Oct. 20, 2015

"This is a take on a carbonara sauce -- However, if you make it as per the instructions, the eggs will cook and bind with the flour and cheese, and you'll end up with thick, cheesy pancake batter instead of a light, slightly eggy and creamy pasta sauce. First thing - ditch the flour, you don't need it. Second thing - cut down the parmesan cheese to half, or less. What you need is a bit of umami zing from the cheese, you're not making a fondue. Third - separate the eggs and use only the yolks; don't add them until right before serving. Best to let the pasta and the rest of the sauce cool slightly (in a serving bowl), then add the egg yolks and toss to coat lightly - you don't want the proteins in the egg yolk to bind and turn hard, you want to keep it a bit runny. For a serving variation, put the raw yolk right on top of the noodles, and twirl it into the pasta as you eat."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"This was absolutely disgusting. There was no flavor at all. I spit out my second bite. We had to order Chinese. Very disappointing"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

"I made the dish by following the recipe. I was disappointed in it. The dish was bland. There was not the bacon flavor that I expected. There was no flavor that stood out. I will not make this again."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"I made the sauce with milk, instead of cream, and I omitted the eggs. It was creamy and delightfully delicious."

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"This is a lot like spaghetti carbonara which I absolutely love... I used a 16 oz. box of spaghetti - next time, I will use bite sized pasta (i.e. penne or farfalle) because I found the noodles really hard to toss with the very thick sauce... Which, speaking of the sauce, I'm not sure if flour is really even that necessary in this recipe... I may try it without next time. Oh, and it may be salty enough for some, but I had to add some to my taste, and some freshly ground black pepper. Overall, I could have eaten several portions of this last night!! I served bruschetta/Italian bread with it for a very satisfying meal!"

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