Creamy Bacon Carbonara

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6
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Creamy Bacon Carbonara is a classic Italian creamy pasta, bacon, mushrooms and onions cooked together and tossed in a cheesy egg mixture for an easy 30 minute meal!  A quick and easy dinner that is made in minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Cream or Heavy Cream   Whipping Cream
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan
  • Fresh diced Parsley or dried flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper flakes
  • * I doubled the Sauce recipe, and it was perfect
  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 3 mushrooms chopped opt
  • 1 small onion chopped opt
  • 1/2 pound pasta

Instructions

  1. Beat the eggs, cream, Parmesan, parsley, salt and the red pepper together in a bowl.  I just used a fork.   

  2. Fry the bacon until crisp, then crumble and set aside. 

  3. With 1 -2 Tbsp. bacon grease, sauté the onion and the mushrooms until the onions are translucent and golden. 

  4. Drain the pasta and while still warm, add to the onions and mushrooms. 

  5. Pour cream mixture into the pasta, and stir over low heat for one to two minutes. 

  6. I don’t do this on high heat, or you will make scrambled eggs. 

  7. Serve with additional Parmesan, and a loaf of Crusty French bread and a salad.  So Good!

Recipe Notes

(** I doubled the sauce recipe and I saved a bit of the pasta water, just in case my sauce got thicker than I liked – simply add a bit if you need).

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Bacon Carbonara
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 450mg19%
Potassium 235mg7%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 332IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.