One Pot Pasta Carbonara Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Apr 08, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 14, 2011 | By: Julie Blanner
Pasta Carbonara - a favorite entertaining recipe because it's quick, easy and requires just one pot eliminating a massive cleanup before guests arrive.
If I have last-minute guests or just need a quick dinner on the whim, pasta carbonara is my go to recipe. It’s incredibly easy, consists mostly of staple ingredients and requires very little effort. I gave this classic carbonara recipe consists of eggs, butter, cream, bacon,  and cheese tossed with the pasta of your choice and garnished with fresh cracked pepper.
spaghetti in saucepan
Boil and drain noodles.
Pasta Carbonara - a one pot pasta recipe you can prepare in 15 minutes start to finish.
Toss with eggs, butter, and cream.
One pot pasta carbonara recipe
Add bacon.
How to make one pot pasta carbonara
Toss with parmesan.
Pasta Carbonara - a favorite entertaining recipe
Add fresh cracked pepper and don’t worry about cleanup – this recipe requires just one pot, another reason why it’s one of my favorite entertaining recipes. It eliminates the hustle to clean the kitchen before guests arrive.
To see how easy this Classic Carbonara Recipe is, watch the video below.

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Pasta Carbonara Recipe | One Pot Pasta

Julie Blanner
This recipe is incredibly easy, consists mostly of staple ingredients and requires very little effort.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 655 kcal


  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked and cut into pieces
  • 1 pound pasta
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 eggs whisked
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup grated parmesan {one of the few times I prefer it out of a shaker}
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • pepper to taste


  • Brown bacon in large saucepan over medium heat. Remove, set aside and drain pan.
  • Bring water to a boil and prepare pasta al dente.
  • Drain pasta and toss in butter, eggs, cream and optional garlic.
  • Add in bacon, followed by parmesan.
  • Serve with fresh cracked pepper.



Calories:655kcalCarbohydrates:58gProtein:25gFat:35gSaturated Fat:16gCholesterol:183mgSodium:623mgPotassium:312mgFiber:2gSugar:2gVitamin A:699IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:228mgIron:2mg
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I often entertaining casually, using my stainless sauté pan and bringing it from stove to table. I find that doing so often puts guests at ease. I hope you enjoy this classic carbonara recipe!

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