This quick and easy spaghetti carbonara recipe is adapted from one that Milk (Canada) put out.  I found it in an magazine and had to try it – and with a couple of minor alterations – you’ll LOVE it!

Better still, you can make it in about 15 minutes.

Spaghetti Carbonara:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and diced
  • spaghettini or spaghetti for 4 (you decide on your serving sizes)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (heavy cream)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup fresh, finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh, chopped parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  2. Add pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  3. In a large, wide saucepan, cook bacon in 1 tbsp of butter.  Drain all but 1 tbsp of fat and chop up the bacon into small bits.

Easy Spaghetti Carbonara

  1.  In a medium bowl, whisk together whipping cream, milk, eggs, parmesan cheese, cornstarch and salt & pepper.
  2.  Drain the cooked pasta and add to the bacon/butter/fat saucepan.

  3.  Pour the cheese mixture over the pasta and cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened

quick and easy spaghetti carbonara


  1.  Stir in parsley and serve immediately.

quick and easy spaghetti carbonara


I will warn you that this spaghetti carbonara dish is heavy.

Delicious and cheesy and bacon-y goodness – but rich.

quick and easy spaghetti carbonara


We’ll totally make it again (and again and again), but we’ll plan to sit and digest over a glass of wine on the patio.

Perhaps a white with a crisp green salad.

I’m hungry again – it might be dinner again tonight. lol

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Have a great one!

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