Creamy Bacon Carbonara

November 27, 2023  Happy Chef Avatar
Creamy Bacon Carbonara

Creamy Bacon Carbonara – A Hearty Meal to Fill Your Belly

Few dishes live up to the tantalizing hype of Creamy Bacon Carbonara. This classic Italian dish tantalizes taste buds with its smoky bacon-enriched creamy white sauce and hearty pasta noodles. From some of Italy’s best chefs to some of the most renowned restaurants in the world, Creamy Bacon Carbonara remains one of the most popular dishes. It is certainly one of the most iconic, and for good reason. But with its simple and savory flavors, how could a dish as simple as Creamy Bacon Carbonara captivate the palates of millions?

When it comes to Italian cuisine, it is hard to argue with the classic warmth and comfort of a Creamy Bacon Carbonara. This dish is incredibly versatile and makes an excellent choice for any time of day. Add some vegetables, such as mushrooms or broccoli, to get some added nutrition into the dish. Or use any other ingredients you like to make the dish your own. Regardless of the ingredients added, you are sure to be satisfied with the outcome – a hearty and filling meal.

The key to perfecting Creamy Bacon Carbonara is to ensure that the ingredients are cooked correctly. The bacon should be cooked long enough to render fat but not too long to make it crisp. The pasta should also be cooked enough to soften, without being overcooked. Finally, the cream should be thickened just enough to coat the pasta and bind the flavors together.

Creamy Bacon Carbonara Recipe


-1 lb. bacon, diced

-1 lb. dry spaghetti

-1 cup chicken stock
-3 cloves garlic, minced

-1/2 cup heavy cream

-1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

-black pepper, to taste

-red pepper flakes, to taste


1. Begin by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti to the boiling water and cook until al dente. Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain it in a colander and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the diced bacon over medium heat until the bacon is crispy and the fat has rendered. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside, leaving the bacon fat in the skillet.

3. Turn the heat to medium-low and add the minced garlic to the bacon fat. Cook the garlic for 2-3 minutes, stirring often, until fragrant.

4. Add the chicken stock to the pan and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the stock has reduced slightly.

5. Add the heavy cream to the pan and stir to combine. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the cream has thickened slightly.

6. Turn the heat to low and add the Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, and black pepper. Stir to combine and then add the cooked spaghetti to the pan.

7. Gently toss the spaghetti with the sauce until evenly coated. Top with the bacon, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

8. Serve the Creamy Bacon Carbonara warm. Enjoy!

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