Pasta is my go to meal any day of the week.  Honestly whenever I need to make dinner quickly I know I always have a box of pasta and tomato sauce, heavy cream and herbs.  I know I will always have bacon, eggs, and a big momma wedge of fresh Parmigiano Reggiano sitting in my fridge.  On this one particular day I was so busy and rushing to get home to get homework done with the kids and get my son ready for soccer practice that I almost forgot to make dinner.  As I was rummaging through the fridge and pantry I saw  my handful of ingredients screaming at me…. Spaghetti Carbonara.

This pasta dish is simple, easy and absolutely delicious.  You can practically make it in your sleep… well at least with one eye open… 😉

Maybe next time I will add some shrimp, Italian sausage  or maybe even some veggies… YUMMY!!!!

Spaghetti Carbonara

serves 4


  • 1 pound dry spaghetti
  • 1 pound bacon, cubed
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes, if desired
  • 1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped



First chop garlic, onion and bacon.  Then crack 3 large eggs into a bowl.


Once the bacon is sliced then start cooking them in a large non-stick skillet.


While the bacon is cooking start boiling a large pot of water.  Once it starts boiling add a handful of salt and then cook the pasta before it turns al dente.


Remove the cooked bacon pieces but reserve a tablespoon of the bacon fat in the pan and add the onions and garlic.  Saute until the onions are translucent but not burned.  Then add the chicken stock and wine.  Allow the wine to simmer and reduce for a few minutes.


Combine in the bowl with the cracked eggs, the grated parmigiano and chopped parsley.


Then mix it all up really good.


Add the pasta with the egg and cheese mix.

Stir it up all together well.


Add the cooked bacon pieces to the pasta mixture.


The mix it up again with the bacon and add butter, black pepper, and red pepper flakes… you know we love a little heat.

Serve with additional parmigiano and parsley sprinkled on top…. Yummy!!!!!!