Pasta Carbonara

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  • Serves 4
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  • Nutritional Information

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 606.61 calories
    • Calories 23 calories from fat
    • Fat 15.75 g
    • Sat Fat 6.83 g
    • Cholesterol 232.91 mg
    • Sodium 682.96 mg
    • Protein 29.5 mg
    • Carbohydrate 86.57 g
    • Fiber 3.87 g
    • Iron 4.91 mg
    • Calcium 275.57 mg


  1. Check 1 pound linguine or spaghetti
  2. Check 6 strips bacon, diced
  3. Check 4 egg yolks
  4. Check 1 cup grated Parmesan
  5. Check 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  6. Check 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  7. Check 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer to a paper towel and reserve the drippings.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Still whisking constantly, add 2 tablespoons of the drippings. Working quickly, add the drained pasta and Parmesan to the yolk mixture and toss to combine. Add the salt, pepper, parsley, and bacon. Serve immediately. (The heat of the pasta cooks the eggs, but not thoroughly. It may be advisable for young children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system to avoid eating this dish.)