Classico® Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe -
Classico(R) Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Classico® Spaghetti Carbonara

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"An easier take on an Italian classic. Rich and creamy alfredo sauce combines with Parmesan and Pancetta (Italian bacon) for a delicious pasta dish the whole family will love."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions and drain, reserving about 1/4 cup of pasta water. Return pasta to pot and cover to keep warm. In a medium bowl, whisk together Pasta Sauce and eggs, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, brown pancetta for 3 to 4 minutes, or until crisp, turning occasionally. Place pancetta on paper towels and coarsely crumble or chop, reserving drippings.
  3. In the same skillet with reserved drippings over medium high heat, cook shallots and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in wine and cook for another minute. Remove skillet from heat.
  4. Return pasta pot to stovetop over low heat. Add shallot mixture to warm pasta and lightly toss with tongs. Slowly add Pasta Sauce mixture, a little at a time, tossing pasta frequently to prevent eggs from scrambling. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes, or until sauce is cooked through and thickened. Add reserved hot pasta water if needed to thin sauce to desired consistency. Add cheese, parsley and pancetta crumbles, and cook for another minute, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper to taste if desired. Serve immediately.
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  • * TIP: If desired, substitute Classico® Light Creamy Alfredo Pasta Sauce with Classico® Creamy Alfredo Pasta Sauce.
  • * TIP: If desired, substitute 1/2 lb. of thinly sliced pancetta with 1/2 lb. of thin sliced bacon.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 12, 2011

I absolutely love this recipe! It's so delicious and really easy to make. I made it for a girls night in and totally impressed my friends!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 13, 2011

This is not a real Carbonara sauce. I am disappointed, I was hoping for a good real recipe for one!

Jan 20, 2011

I made this as described the first time (but with standard bacon) and found it alittle bland. Made it a 2nd time with thick pepper bacon, and added cut up fresh spinach and sliced mushroom and it was fantastic.

Feb 01, 2011

No, it's not an authentic carbonara recipe, but that isn't a reason to rate it low if you haven't even tried it. This was easy and delicious for a quick week-night dinner. The eggs added some protein to the meal in addition to thickening up the sauce and giving it a flavour that is closer to a "real" carbonara. We all enjoyed it very much. Thank you!

Jan 20, 2011

Since this recipe was submitted by Classico, of course they'll use their own sauce. I tried it this way and thought it was really good, especially when your strapped for time.

Jan 24, 2011

This was a little more work than I like to do for a weeknight dinner. I did use the pancetta and it gave the sauce a greasy taste. I was not happy with this one. Sorry

Mar 08, 2011

Just tasted like pasta with alfredo sauce. Will not be making it again :(

Aug 06, 2011

this was pretty tasty. I appreciated the ease of jarred sauce. It didn't take away from the taste or my feelings about it at all. I really did like this and my family LOVED it because we have only had this out lat $15.95 a plate. I did add a few things to make it a little heartier, peas (I used frozen) and small pieces of white meat chicken breasts. Also used double the panchetta but had to add some left over bacon grease to really bring it together. I used penne so the sauce would fill the tubes. That was great. This was quite easy and I will positively make it again. Thanks for the starter ideas.


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  • Calories
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 130 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 622 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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