Super Quick Bacon Carbonara

Jan 20, 2015

I have started to become the master of quick and simple meals. My freezer is packed full of casseroles, and breakfast staples. I'm a new mom (more on this later!) and quick simple meals are a necessity. My husband has hockey two nights a week, I have exercise class one night and this week I also have book club, splurge club and I'm hosting a jewellery party on Saturday! This usually seems to happen once a month, our schedules are crazy busy all in the same week!

At least our kids are back to themselves, and no longer sick!!

Anyway, back to food right!

I've always been super intimidated by using egg in cooking like this, I mean does it cook? What happens if it scrambles? Do I throw it out? Then what do I serve?

I was feeling fairly brave and after a couple google and pinterest searches on "how to properly cook carbonara" I felt pretty confident I could do it! And you know what, turns out it's super easy!

Here is the recipe.. I have heard of people adding white wine, however I don't know how that works with little kids? Maybe that will be my next step!


Quick and Easy Bacon Carbonara
by Renee Pihowich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: saute side 30 minute meal

Ingredients (Serves 4-6)
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits (I keep chopped, cooked bacon in my freezer for occasions like this!)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
Cook pasta (remember to reserve about ½ Cup of pasta water to thin out sauce if it gets too thick!)
In a large skillet saute bacon, garlic.
While all that is cooking in a bowl, whisk oil, eggs, and parmesan cheese together.
Once the pasta is cooked place in the skillet with the bacon and keep the heat low/medium.
Slowly add in the egg mixture and make sure to keep everything moving you do not want scrambled eggs.
Add in seasonings and parsley.
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 Bon Appetit!

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