Spaghetti Alla Carbonara



My Son used to make this for us when he was at home. I couldnt remember how to do it so of course I came right to JAP! I found Marcia McCance's recipe and decided to put my own twist on it. I have finally made my "own" copy of it because it is so very different than hers. Tonight, since it is spring and I didnt have any frozen peas I substituted asparagus! DELICIOUS. Because I forgot to take pictures...these pictures are when I HAD peas!
Dont be afraid to play with a recipe and make it your just might come up with something better!


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15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 5 large
    mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 slice
    bacon, chopped in small pieces
  • 1/2 c
    white wine or sherry
  • 1 lb
    spaghetti or other long pasta
  • 1/2 bag(s)
    peas, frozen
  • 4
  • to taste
    salt and pepper
  • 1 can(s)
    tomatoes, italian style
  • 3/4 c
    parmesan cheese, sprinkle before eating
  • ·
    fresh basil, parsley, greeen onion and cilantro

How to Make Spaghetti Alla Carbonara


  1. Chop onion into small pieces and brown in olive oil and butter. Add mushrooms and sliced garlic.
  2. Cut bacon into very small pieces, mix with the wine and onion and cook over slow heat for about 20 minutes. If it becomes too dry add either more Sherry or water.
  3. In the meantime cook spaghetti in the usual way. Add frozen peas when you put the pasta in the water.

    (NOTE: I used Gluten free brown rice pasta and cooked it 8 minutes.)
  4. While the above items are cooking, break eggs into a large bowl add salt and pepper and beat well. Add juice from tomatoes too. Put the tomatoes and fresh chopped herbs into the bowl you will serve in. You can reserve additional herbs for garnish if desired/
  5. When the spaghetti is ready, drain and put into the bowl with the tomatoes. Pour in egg mixture. Mix well because the heat of the spaghetti is going to cook the eggs.
  6. Over this, pour the bacon mixture, and mix again. Serve with Parmesan over the top.

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About Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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