Spaghetti Carbonara

March 11, 2021 / By Foodland

Spaghetti Carbonara

“One of the simplest Italian dishes to make, but it feels fancy. And it’s my wife’s favorite!” - Chef Brian Nagai, Chef de Cuisine
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Pasta
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 box spaghetti
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 4 Eggs(yolks only)
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese(grated)
  • salt and pepper(to taste)


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup water and drain pasta. 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks and Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Reserve excess fat.
  4. Stir in garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low.
  5. Working quickly, stir in pasta and egg mixture, and gently toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add reserved pasta water one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Serve immediately with fresh cracked pepper.
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