Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara
Photo: Gemma Comas
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • 1 pound linguine or spaghetti

  • 6 strips bacon, diced

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ 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.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

607 Calories
16g Fat
87g Carbs
30mg Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 607
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 233mg 78%
Sodium 683mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 31%
Protein 30g
Calcium 276mg 21%
Iron 5mg 27%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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