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20-Minute Spaghetti Carbonara
This traditional spaghetti carbonara is rich, creamy and loaded with lots of crispy bacon and nutty Parmesan.--- It's on the table in only 20 minutes! @WholeHeavenly
Servings 6 -8 servings
- 1 lb spaghetti pasta
- 4 large eggs
- 1-1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 8 slices bacon cooked and diced
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Additional Parmesan cheese for sprinkling optional
Cook pasta according to package instructions and reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. Place pasta in a large pot and set aside for a minute.
Working quickly, whisk the eggs and cheese together until completely smooth. Immediately pour over hot pasta and gently stir to coat. Cover pot and set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, saute garlic in oil until fragrant. Add garlic, bacon pieces, and parsley to pasta and gently toss to combine. Slowly drizzle in reserved 1 cup pasta cooking water and gently stir until pasta is creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve spaghetti carbonara immediately with additional grated Parmesan cheese if desired.