20 Minute Pasta Carbonara
20 Minute Pasta Carbonara. Pasta coated in a thick egg sauce with bacon and parmesan cheese. A super easy weeknight dinner!
- 1 pound spaghetti
- 4 ounces bacon cubed
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese plus more for serving
- pepper and salt to taste
- chopped fresh parsley for serving
Boil the pasta per package instructions until al dente. (Mine took 9 minutes).
Meanwhile in a large skillet add cubed bacon and cook over medium high heat until golden brown.
Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute. Turn off the heat and set aside.
In a small bowl whisk eggs and cheese together, set aside.
When pasta is ready drain and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.
Add the pasta to the skillet with the bacon and garlic mixture. Add in the egg / cheese mixture and 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Slowly toss the pasta until the pasta is coated. Add more pasta water if needed.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately with fresh chopped parsley and additional cheese if desired.