Spaghetti Carbonara

for 6 servings

    • 1 lb. spaghetti
    • 1/2 large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
    • 1/2 lb. turkey bacon, diced
    • 5 eggs
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1/4 cup parmesan
    • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    • olive oil

Cooking Instructions

  1. 1Bring a big pot of generously-salted water to a boil on the stove. (Use about 2 Tbsp. salt – this is the secret to flavorful Italian pasta!)

  2. 2While waiting for the water to boil, heat 1 Tbsp. of oil in a large skillet over medium-heat. Add the turkey bacon and cook until it is nearly crispy, stirring every few minutes.

  3. 3In a separate small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, parmesan and black pepper until well-blended. Set aside.

  4. 4Once the pasta water is ready, add the spaghetti and cook according to package instructions until it is al dente. (Usually about 9-11 minutes.)

  5. 5When the pasta is ready, carefully and quickly drain out the pasta water, and return the pasta to the hot pot immediately. Then while stirring the pasta with one hand, use the other to pour the egg mixture into the pasta and continue to toss until the egg mixture is cooked into the pasta.

  6. 6Add in the turkey bacon and onion mixture and toss until mixed.