Pasta Carbonara Recipes

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Classic Carbonara with Pancetta

Rating: 4.36 stars
This is the classic version of carbonara I grew up eating. Serve it piping hot tossed with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped Italian parsley.

10-Minute Mushroom Carbonara

Rating: 3.83 stars
This is a quick and easy upgrade to weeknight spaghetti dinner. I tend to make this low sodium, but you may want to add salt in the pasta water and while the mushrooms are cooking.

Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara

Rating: 4.88 stars
My wife and I went to that popular Italian-American restaurant chain for dinner recently, and I had their shrimp and chicken carbonara. It was absolutely delicious and I thought, 'What the heck, I'll try making this at home.' I found a few recipes online, but none grabbed me. After studying several recipes, I came up with this recipe on my own. It's fairly simple to make, and my wife said it was better than the original.

Spaghetti Carbonara (Paleo Style)

Rating: 4.38 stars
Easy paleo pasta: gluten-free, lactose-free, and delicious.

Italian Carbonara with Bacon

Rating: 4.76 stars
Truly authentic Italian carbonara with bacon coal miners' recipe.

Greek Yogurt Carbonara

Rating: 4.43 stars
This version of carbonara is decadent but uses Greek yogurt for the creamy aspect.

Asparagus Carbonara

Rating: 4.25 stars
When spring arrives and asparagus is in abundance, be sure to include some in this lighter, fresher version of carbonara.

Pasta Carbonara I

Rating: 4.23 stars
Lots of crispy bacon is tossed with hot, buttered noodles, whipped egg and cream, and a generous measure of Parmesan cheese to make this delicious classic. Stir until the heat of the pasta cooks the eggs, then serve with parsley and ground pepper.

BLT Pasta Carbonara

Rating: 4.29 stars
The addition of summer tomatoes and spinach to this traditional dish brings things to a whole new level. The trick to the recipe is preparation, have all the ingredients ready to go as it comes together as quickly as it takes to boil the pasta.

Loaded Chicken Carbonara

Rating: 4.51 stars
Easy and delicious weeknight dinner.

Zoodles alla Carbonara

Rating: 3.8 stars
A twist on the traditional carbonara using zucchini squash noodles and omitting the cream for a gluten-free, low-carb, high-protein dish.

Pasta alla Carbonara

Rating: 3.8 stars
This was always a family favorite. Easy to reheat. Great as a side dish. Timing is important for success. Toss the sauce with HOT noodles: the eggs continue to cook on the HOT noodles.

Inspiration and Ideas

Traditional Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Rating: Unrated
This [recipe] comes right from Italy. We use only guanciale, eggs, pecorino cheese, and lots of black pepper (carbonaro is the Italian for coal miner). Buon appetito." – ivan zeta
Spaghetti Carbonara
Rating: Unrated
"I have never eaten so much pasta in one sitting. A crowd-pleaser!" – Lacy Wynant

Fettuccini Carbonara

Rating: 4.45 stars

This carbonara is a delectable, mouth watering pile of yummy goodness. I recommend a nice salad with it - that's all you will need for a complete meal.