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plated fettuccini carbonara with parsley on top
4.23 from 9 votes

Fettuccine Carbonara

Classic pasta dish.  Easy to make with less than 10 ingredients.  Yum.  Make this a meal with a salad or serve it as a side.  Everyone in our family loves it! | www.lakesidetable.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Calories 339 kcal
Author Madalaine


  • 8 ounces fettuccini pasta
  • 2 shallot minced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 6 strips bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated


  1. Over medium low heat, add the bacon and cook until done but flexible.  Sauté shallots and garlic until soft.  
  2. Turn off heat.  Add cream, parmesan cheese, and egg yolks to the shallots and bacon.  Mix well.
  3. Boil pasta until al dente.  If you're using frozen fresh pasta about 6 minutes.  If it's not frozen, 4 minutes. 
  4. Lift pasta out of pot and put into cream mixture.  If a little of the pasta water gets into the sauce, that's ok.  The starch in the water with help thicken it up.  Stir well and serve.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil.  Top with parsley and parmesan.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

With Pasta

Nutrition Facts

Serves 6
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.2g 34%
  Saturated Fat 9.5g  
  Trans Fat 0.3g  
Cholesterol 192.1mg 64%
Sodium 227.4mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 22.7g 8%
  Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
  Sugars 1.2g  
Protein 11.5g 23%
Vitamin A 138.2µg 9%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Calcium 39mg 4%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Zinc 1.2mg 8%



With Zucchini Zoodles

Nutrition Facts

Serves 6
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.8g 30%
  Saturated Fat 8.8g  
  Trans Fat 0.3g  
Cholesterol 102.4mg 34%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 1.9g 1%
  Dietary Fiber 0.1g 1%
  Sugars 1.2g  
Protein 5.2g 10%
Vitamin A 106.9µg 7%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 2%
Calcium 24.5mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Zinc 0.5mg 4%


Nutrition Facts
Fettuccine Carbonara
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 339
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.