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Easy Carbonara Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Easy Carbonara Sauce

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"Quick way to make a really tasty carbonara-style pasta sauce. Serve over cooked pasta."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain all but about 2 tablespoons bacon drippings from skillet. Cook and stir onion with bacon in reserved drippings until onion is translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 minutes.
  2. Pour Alfredo sauce into onion-bacon mixture; rinse jar with the water and pour into skillet. Stir sauce with a wooden spoon, thoroughly scraping any brown bits of food from bottom of the skillet. Bring sauce to a simmer; add tomatoes. Simmer sauce until flavors blend, about 5 minutes.
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Feb 15, 2013

So delicious! And so quick to make! Perfect for a wholesome week night meal. I was concerned about the lack of seasonings, but due to the saltiness from the bacon, and the seasonings from the jar of sauce, it didn't need a single adjustment, and my kids ate two servings. We served this with thin whole wheat spaghetti and it paired beautifully.

Feb 28, 2013

I totally made this last night!! It was amazing! I chose a roasted red pepper alfredo so I diced up some red pepper and sauted it with the onions!! Soooooooooo goooooood! Great recipe!


11 Ratings

Jan 14, 2014

This was a great base recipe for carbonara! All I did different was use Oscar Meyer Turkey bacon ( it's the best) because I can't eat pork, added 2 cups peas to the sauce and used 1/2 cup dry white white instead of water. I honestly didn't think it was going to come out as good as it did was pleasantly surprised. I only had the small rigatoni past, not spaghetti, and my husband and I actually preferred it as the sauce has somewhere to ooze out out of. Lol. He loved it. This was so easy it will definitely be a staple for us!

Jun 26, 2013

This was delicious! I've been looking for an easy good recipe and had no luck until this one. It's great. Thank you!!!

May 07, 2015

I grilled chicken tenders and used a can of drained tomatoes. We LOVED this recipe. Will be making this again for sure!

Dec 02, 2014

Perfect....easy....delicious. I added frozen peas and a 1lb of chicken. Yummy.

Aug 24, 2014

This recipe was SO good and easy to make! I added baby shrimp, scallops and peas to my sauce and served it over steamed, mashed cauliflower (my family is eliminating pasta). It was amazing!!!

Mar 14, 2014

AMAZING! The one and only thing we did differently was browned some bite sized pieces of chicken breat and threw it in the sauce too....so good. Way better than olive garden's!


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  • Calories
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 761 mg
  • 30%

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

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