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I found this recipe on a blog that I follow. It looked easy so I decided to try it for dinner. My boys loved it. It seemed a little dry, and I like my food more saucy. When I made it again, I doubled sauce for the recipe. It was better, but it still seems like it is missing something and I can’t quite put my finger on it.

Rating:  3 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 4 stars


How I changed it: I doubled the sauce.



Things I may do differently next time: Not too sure yet



Will I make it again? Most likely because it was a hit with my boys.



Pasta Carbonara in a clear baking pan.




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Pasta Carbonara

By: Alyssa Rivers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 pound bacon We used a full pound
  • 1 pound fettuccine or spaghetti
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • pepper


  • Let eggs, butter, and cream and stand at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Cook bacon (we lay it on a pan and cook it in oven at 375 for 20 minutes or 400 for 10).
  • Drain grease from bacon.
  • Beat together eggs and cream just til combined.
Cook pasta.
  • Turn hot pasta into serving dish (we use 9x13).
Toss pasta with butter.
  • Pour egg mixture over and toss til pasta is well coated.
  • Add bacon, cheese and parsley, toss to mix.
Season to taste with pepper.
  • Put in oven at 350 for about 10 minutes to cook eggs completely.


Calories: 657kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 25gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 243mgSodium: 646mgPotassium: 323mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 788IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 251mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Italian American
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  1. I use to get Pasta Carbonara at a restaurant near me. It had mushroom and English peas in it. Loved the mushrooms, but hate peas so I would always push them to the side.

  2. I added sliced black olives and sliced mushrooms. It was already a great casserole and this just tweeked it a little.