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spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

Course Main dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Joe


  • 6 slices thick cut bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 1 thai chili (whole) or jalepeno pepper (halved and seeded)
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 green onions , chopped, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 10 oz . spaghetti
  • 3 large. eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese , more for garnish if desired
  • 1/2 cup grated romano cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup reserved pasta water


  • Cook pasta according to package directions
  • In a large skillet, add olive oil, 1/4 cup water, bacon, garlic, thai chili and one chopped green onion
  • Cook on medium heat until the liquid has evaporated and the bacon is browned, remove the garlic and chili when done. Remove 1 or 2 tbsp bacon for garnish.
  • Keep the skillet on low heat.
  • While the bacon is browning, mix the egg, cheese, parsley and black pepper in a medium sized bowl.
  • Drain the pasta and reserve 1/3 to 1/2 cup water.
  • Place the pasta in the skillet.
  • Whisk the hot pasta water into the bowl of egg and cheese to make the sauce and then pour the mixture into the skillet with the pasta.
  • Stir the ingredients together and remove from heat.
  • Serve hot with extra bacon, green onion, and cheese for garnish