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Quick Spaghetti Carbonara

This is a wonderful tomato-less spaghetti which still has tons of flavor. The bacon has such a savory flavor which will make your family ask for seconds.—Janaan Cunningham, Greendale, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in butter over medium heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low; add egg. cook and stir until egg mixture coats a metal spoon and reaches 160° (mixture will look like a soft frothy egg).
  • Drain spaghetti and place in a bowl. Pour sauce over and sprinkle with bacon; toss gently to coat. Gently stir in cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 401 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 402mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • ebramkamp
    Jun 13, 2013

    This was very tasty and super quick to make. I used turkey bacon and 8 strips was way too much-which is saying a lot because we are bacon lovers. It may be because turkey bacon doesn't shrink as much but next time I will only use 4 strips of turkey bacon when making this recipe. To serve I dusted it with additional shaved parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper.