Easy Spaghetti Carbonara With Bacon Recipe


Cooking Time25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
MethodMain Ingredient


 Spaghetti1 Pound
 Bacon slices1⁄2 Pound, diced
 Green pepper1 Large, halved, seeded and diced
 Crumbled marjoram1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1 Dash
 Butter/Margarine4 Tablespoon
 Romano cheese1 Cup (16 tbs), grated

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 496 Calories from Fat 183

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.1%

Saturated Fat 10.6 g53.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 154.6 mg51.5%

Sodium 592 mg24.7%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.68 g2.7%

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 23 g45.1%

Vitamin A 11.7% Vitamin C 40.6%

Calcium 23.5% Iron 21%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a pot of salted, boiling water, cook the spaghetti as per its packet instructions. Drain and transfer the pasta onto a hot serving platter.
2) Meanwhile, in a skillet fry the diced bacon till they become crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon onto the paper towel.
3) Retain 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat in the skillet and drain off the rest. Add in the green peppers and saute in the fat till they become soft. In a small bowl, beat the eggs with marjoram, salt and pepper.
4) Add in butter or margarine into the warm pasta and toss it melts into the pasta. Add in the eggs mixture and toss well.
5) Add in the sauted green peppers, bacon and grated cheese.
6) Toss once to mix well.

7) Serve the Spaghetti Carbonara hot. Sprinkle a few chopped parsley leaves on top, if desired.