Italian Carbonara with Bacon

Italian Carbonara with Bacon

Have a tasty pasta meal with everyday ready ingredients through this recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 12 slices thick-cut, applewood-smoked bacon
  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup dry vermouth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper


Step 1

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat in the skillet and discard the rest. Chop bacon when cool enough to handle.

Step 3

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and onion to reserved bacon fat in the skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour vermouth into the pan and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon, about 1 minute. Mix in chopped bacon.

Step 4

Drain spaghetti, transfer to a large serving bowl, and mix in remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add bacon-onion mixture, Parmesan cheese, cream, eggs, and pepper to the hot pasta; stir until spaghetti is well coated and sauce is creamy.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 513Total Fat 26gCholesterol 128mgSodium 432mgCarbohydrates 48gProtein 22g



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