Traditional Pasta Carbonara

Makes 6
Prep 10 m
Cook 10 - 12 m



  1. 1 of 5 Cook pasta in lightly salted boiling water until tender but still firm, 9 minutes. Drain and keep warm.
  2. 2 of 5 While pasta is cooking, place bacon in a medium-size nonstick skillet. Cook until slightly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside.
  3. 3 of 5 Whisk together cream and egg yolks in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking, until temperature reaches 140 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 6 to 7 minutes, and maintains 140 degrees F for at least 3 minutes. Stir in basil, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  4. 4 of 5 Add bacon and drippings to cooked pasta. Stir in cream and egg mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  5. 5 of 5 Spoon pasta into a large serving bowl and sprinkle remaining cheese over the top. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Information for Traditional Pasta Carbonara
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Per Serving: 507 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 17 g sat. fat, 215 mg chol., 30 g Fat, total, 58 g carb., 17 g pro., 568 kcal cal.
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