Years ago, I heard that this was a celebrity’s favorite dish, and I was curious because I had never heard of fettuccini carbonara. Pasta, eggs, cheese, cream, bacon… let me tell you, it is worth tasting!

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The ingredients come together so quickly, that it’s a snap to make. It is a very rich recipe, so you wouldn’t want to eat it every day, but it is perfect for when you want to serve something a little special.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound of fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup of cream
  • 1/2 pound of cooked chopped bacon
  • 3/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • parsley for garnish (optional)

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Step 1:  Let the cream and eggs come to room temperature (or do what I did, and microwave for about 30 seconds).

Step 2:  Cook your fettuccini noodles in boiling salted water according to the directions on the box.

Step 3:  Whip the eggs and cream lightly just till blended.

Step 4:  When the fettuccini is cooked, drain, and then immediately pour in the melted butter and the cream and egg mixture. You want your fettuccini to be hot enough to cook the eggs. So mix it all together till your eggs look nice and scrambled. I even put my mixture on the still warm burner as I mixed it. You do not want raw eggs!

Step 5:  When you can see that your egg is done, mix in the Parmesan cheese and the bacon, and garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired.

Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.

fettuccini carbonara, Fettuccini Carbonara, Joyful Homemaking

This was so yummy, and I even thought the leftovers the next day were delicious.

fettuccini carbonara, Fettuccini Carbonara, Joyful Homemaking
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Fettuccini Carbonara

Course dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of fettuccine
  • 1/4 cup of cream
  • 1/2 pound of cooked chopped bacon
  • 3/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c butter (melted (if noodles get dry, can add more))
  • 4 eggs
  • parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Let the cream and eggs come to room temperature (or do what I did, and microwave for about 30 seconds). Cook your fettuccini noodles in boiling salted water according to the directions on the box.
  • Whip the eggs and cream lightly just till blended. When the fettuccini is cooked, drain, and then immediately pour in the melted butter and the cream and egg mixture. You want your fettuccini to be hot enough to cook the eggs. So mix it all together till your eggs look nice and scrambled. I even put my mixture on the still warm burner as I mixed it. You do not want raw eggs!
  • When you can see that your egg is done, mix in the Parmesan cheese and the bacon and garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired.
  • Serve immediately.

 

fettuccini carbonara, Fettuccini Carbonara, Joyful Homemaking
Hope you enjoy!

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17 Comments

  1. okay, making this ASAP! my SIL got this from a restaurant the other night and it was soo good. i never considered i could make it myself!

  2. Hi Margo,
    Your Fettucini Carbonara looks so creamy and delicious. We would really just love this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. I LOVE carbonara, this recipe is a variation I’ll have to try, I love the simplicity of it. I sometimes add peas to get a little veggie in this otherwise diet disaster dish. 🙂
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  4. Would this recipe work if I subbed out the cream for milk? My SO doesn’t like food that’s too heavy so I think the cream might be to much for him.

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