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Spaghetti Alla Carbonara. Infused with bits of crispy bacon, rich olive oil, and nutty parmesan cheese, this go-to carbonara recipe is a dinner favorite for even the pickiest eaters!

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

  • Author: Kitschen Cat
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 lb dry spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (affiliate)
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh cracked black pepper (LOTS)
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped italian parsley


  1. Boil spaghetti according to package directions in highly salted water.
  2. While spaghetti is cooking, heat olive oil in large skillet or pot, and add chopped bacon.
  3. Fry over medium high heat until bacon is crispy. Stir in garlic and let saute for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat
  4. Drain spaghetti, reserving one cup of pasta water to be used later.
  5. Add spaghetti to bacon and garlic, and toss to coat.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and parmesan cheese then pour over top of spaghetti and stir until noodles are all coated. Add pasta water little by little and stir until your pasta has reached your desired creaminess.
  7. Stir in black pepper and parsley, then serve!