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Pasta Carbonara recipe

Spaghetti Carbonara

Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara pasta with a smokey bacon is easy and oh so delicious! It's Italian comfort food at its best.
Course entree
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword bacon, heavy cream, pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 492kcal
Author Paula at CallMePMc.com


  • 1 pound spaghetti pasta
  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 4 ounces Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 cup half and half heavy cream, or whole milk 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 egg yolks


  • Cook bacon and crumble.
  • Cook and drain pasta.
  • Remove bacon from pan and drain off most of the oil.
  • Add cinnamon to pan and saute' 30 seconds.
  • In a bowl, whisk egg yolks, half and half, salt, pepper, and cheese. Add this cream mixture to pan.
  • Whisk and heat through.
  • Add bacon and pasta to cream sauce. Toss.
  • Serve.


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Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 1mg