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On Monday night, I made this for dinner –

And then we all died and went to heaven.

I went twice, because EVERYone in my family ATE IT and RAVED ABOUT IT and did NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT ANYTHING…

…which frankly has never happened to me before.

Mad Hungry’s Spaghetti Carbonara

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and cook the spaghetti. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-low heat until just crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Skim off some of the fat. Drain the pasta, add to the bacon in the pan, and toss to combine.

Whisk together the eggs, cheese, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour into the pasta, and combine thoroughly. Serve immediately with extra grated cheese, if desired.

I added a pretty good sized splash of 1/2 & 1/2 to the eggs. I also tempered my eggs a little by gradually whisking in a few tablespoons of the hot pasta water. By the time I added them to the pot, they were probably around room temperature. I have a bit of Raw Egg Paranoia, so after I added the eggs to the spaghetti and got it combined, I put the lid on and let it sit in the hot pot for about 5 minutes, just to make sure everything was cooked.

I love Lucinda Scala Quinn’s recipes so much, I finally broke down and ordered Mad Hungry. I can’t wait to get it.

This post is linked to Mouthwatering Mondays, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, Tuesdays at the Table, Real Food Wednesdays, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Foodie Fridays, Food on Fridays,  and anywhere else I can think of.


12 Responses to “Mmmmm…..Bacon…..”

  1. MNKristy Says:

    I am getting so sick of making bacon though. My son wants it every. single. morning. And being the loving and dutiful mom, I make it for him. Enough already with the bacon.
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  2. Tressa Says:

    yummy! My family would love that too!
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  3. Michelle Says:

    Carbonara is one of our favorite dishes evah!!!! I stopped making it when I was pregnant with #2, and the egg paranoia kept me from eating it when I was nursing too. Now the no cheese and egg thang is killing me. I so miss this dish. I think she’s outgrowing the egg issues, and I’m crossing my fingers that these enzymes will make a little cheese here and there tolerable. If all goes well, it will be back on the menu very very very soon!!!
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  4. Applie Says:

    Oooo. That sounds yummy!
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  5. hi kooky Says:

    mmmm bacon is right! Looks delicious! I may have to try this with the fam. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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  6. sheila Says:

    Hmmmm, it’s almost as if we have the same family, I’m totally going to try this one. And you’re right, bacon is a no brainer.
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  7. Alice Says:

    That looks so delicious! Unfortunately I am strictly low carb at the moment for health reasons and I’m pretty sure that big bowls of pasta are permanently a thing of my past. *sad sad sigh*
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  8. Connie Weiss Says:

    This sounds amazing! Thanks for the recipe!
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  9. Becky Says:

    I’m so glad you addressed the egg issue…other than that I think this sounds divine…simple solution that you provided and I keep bacon cooked and stored in the refrigerator!!! This may be supper tonight…
    Have a beautiful weekend!!!

    I pinned your recipe to Pinterest!!!
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  10. Miz Helen Says:

    This looks like a great dish and filled with flavor. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday, the linky is open all week end. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week end!
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  11. Julie Says:

    This looks so delicious! What’s not to love about pasta with bacon!
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  12. Ann Kroeker Says:

    Ah, my kids are Spaghetti Carbonara fans, as well. They fly up into the air in a state of bliss when I tell them that’s on the menu. I lean toward a vegetarian diet, but it’s bacon that “woo’s” me back every time. MMmmmmm….bacon. 🙂

    Oh, and we follow that recipe almost exactly except we add some cream and have “Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara,” if you ever want to mix things up a bit. I have the feeling you’ll be serving this a lot, so a tiny variation might be fun. Then again, why mess with success?

    Thanks for linking to Food on Fridays!
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