20 Minute One Pot Pasta Carbonara

20 Minute One Pot Pasta Carbonara is the easiest and quickest weeknight dinner that you'll ever make. The pasta cooks quickly and the entire dish is made in one pot. This pasta is creamy and satisfying.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Paula Jones


  • 1 box Barilla® Pronto™ Linguine
  • 3 cups water
  • 6 strips bacon cooked crisp and chopped
  • 3/4 heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • *salt optional (taste test first)
  • *1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • garnish with parsley bacon and Parmesan


  • Measure all your ingredients so they are ready.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Cut into large pieces. Set aside.
  • Add cold water and pasta to skillet. Set timer on 10 minutes now.
  • Bring pasta to a boil, stir occasionally. Boil until water is evaporated and pasta is cooked.
  • Add cream, egg, Parmesan, pepper and garlic is you're adding garlic. (it's optional)
  • Stir to combine. Cook 30 seconds to one minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in bacon.
  • Garnish and serve immediately.


*Optional add-ins: 1 cup frozen English peas. 1 cup chopped cooked chickenRecipe from Paula All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission that includes copying the ingredient list or entire recipe and posting in the comments on Pinterest for Facebook. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe.