Fettucine Carbonara Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Fettucine Carbonara Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Fettucine Carbonara

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"Easy restaurant quality carbonara. I am asked to make this again and again from both friends and family!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccini and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Fry bacon in skillet over medium heat until crispy, remove and drain on paper towel. Chop with knife into bits.
  3. Beat the eggs, cheese and cream in a bowl, then add the bacon. Pour over the pasta in the pan and toss gently using tongs.
  4. Return the pan to a very low heat and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Don't overheat or the eggs will scramble. Season well with black pepper and serve.
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  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 2 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 31, 2005

I used 3 eggs, halfnhalf instead of cream, and added some garlic and chopped green onions for extra flavor. My family loved it. Very quick to prepare (20 min.) A keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 26, 2005

This recipe was definitely missing something....

Oct 02, 2006

This is always been one of my favorite pasta dishes. I used pancetta instead of bacon, cooking the pancetta in olive oil until lightly crisp. I added another 1/4 cup of Parmesan to the dish and a pinch of salt to the cream to heighten the flavors. Some sauted crimni mushrooms rounded out the dish.

Aug 22, 2003

This was a good recipe. It did need a little more flavor. I added more parmesan cheese and more salt and that really was enough to make everyone inhale it.

Jul 14, 2003


Jul 01, 2004

I modified the recipe slightly by frying some chopped onions in the bacon oil and once soften, i added the pasta to the same pan. My partner, a carbonara fan descripted it as perfect.

Feb 12, 2003

very good-just be careful not to overcook the cream sauce mixture or the eggs will cook independently of the cream. Also add some ham and mushrooms for added zest.

Jul 13, 2003

Quick and easy to make, restaurant quality, as advertised. Everything was perfect, a little bland but overall texture, feel and taste was great.


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  • Calories
  • 439 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 171 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 22.8 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 339 mg
  • 14%

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

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