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One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara

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You never can have enough cozy pasta recipes, can you?

My family gets tired of plenty of other dinner items, but they never seem to tire of pasta. Especially classic dishes like Chicken Cacciatore, Spaghetti with Marinara, Fettuccini Alfredo, and good ol’ Spaghetti Carbonara.

However we all get tired of the kitchen clean up duty after dinner. That’s what makes this One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara recipe so great. Made with fresh parmesan cheese, bacon and garlic, One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara not only tastes like a dream, it’s a dream to clean up.

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The key to any one-pot recipe is to have a really good pot to make it in. In this case, you can use a 6 quart stock pot. Yet an extra large saute pan with a lid is even better.

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To make our favorite One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara recipe, start by cooking bacon in the pot until red and crispy. Then remove the bacon and bring chicken broth and garlic to a boil. Placing the garlic in with the boiling pasta will give the pasta the best garlic flavor.

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While the pasta is boiling, whisk together eggs, cream, and parmesan cheese. The eggs give carbonara its ultra silky texture. Yet if they are not added properly they will scramble and create clumps in the pasta.

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So it’s important to pour the egg mixture into the pasta slowly, while you stir the pasta.

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Finally throw the bacon back in the pan, along with some fresh chopped parsley. That’s it!

Creamy irresistible One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara made in minutes in just one large pan.

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Doesn’t it look amazing?

I can assure you it tastes even better than it looks.

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What’s for dinner tonight? If the answer is One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara you are in for a treat!

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One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe - Creamy, cozy, and luxurious. This pasta dish offers comfort like no other, with bacon, silky carbonara sauce and fresh strands of pasta!
Servings: 6



  • Place a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until red and crisp. Scoop out the bacon and set on a paper towel lined plate to drain. Next add the chicken broth, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • When the broth is simmering stir in the spaghetti. Make sure to stir it in well so the pasta doesn't stick together. Then cover and simmer for 6-7 minutes, until the pasta is nearly cooked through.
  • Meanwhile whisk the eggs, cream, and parmesan cheese together in a medium bowl. Once the pasta is cooked, slowly pour the egg mixture into the skillet, while stirring the pasta quickly. This will ensure the sauce thickens, but doesn't scramble the eggs. Let the sauce simmer another minute or two to thicken. Stir in the parsley and bacon pieces. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 550kcal, Carbohydrates: 59g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 108mg, Sodium: 1139mg, Potassium: 447mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 645IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 203mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Sommer Collier

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48 comments on “One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara”

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  2. You don’t strain the pasta?????

  3. LOVED the ease of the recipe. Have made it twice and the 2nd time I altered the ingredients. Being Italian, the garlic was very insufficient, so I used minced garlic and used 3 heaping teaspoons. I used a whole package of bacon (spooned off some of the additional grease so as not to make the pasta too wet). Pan seared and chunked 2 boneless chicken breasts in butter, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper. Finally, I added a can of peas. EXCELLENT dinner! Enjoy!

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  12. Would this work with grated parmesan cheese(like what is usually topped on pasta)? That’s all I have on hand and have started cooking!😬 Guess we’ll find out!

  13. I made this today and my family loved it!! I followed the recipe but added a few more ounces of bacon. It was a hit and I will definitely be making it again.

  14. Very good! I followed the recipe exactly but I drained off off enoughbacon fat to only coat the bottom of the pan. Next time I would try half chicken broth and half water for the five cups of liquid as I thought the chicken broth was a little over powering. The pasta came out perfect – al dente. What a great idea and so easy to make!

  15. I made this recipe it turned out fantastic loved it alot great flavor. Would recommend

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  19. I made this recipe but when I added the eggs, cream and cheese it seemed to cuddle either from the cream or the cheese. Any idea what I did wrong??

    • Hi Vivian,

      It sounds like you either added the egg mixture too quickly, or did not stir as you added it. If you add the mixture slowly and stir vigorously, the sauce will be very smooth. If you give it another try, let me know how it turns out. :)

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  23. I just tried this recipe out and I owe you a big “thank you”. It was scrumptious and pretty darn easy to make. I will be having it again in the future!

  24. Could you do this in a stock pot?

  25. Made this and it was Ooooooooooh so good! Thank you!

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  28. I made this tonight. It was delicious and everyone loved it, but while I was cooking it, I thought 5 cups of liquid sounded like too much so I used 4 cups and still had to pour some out before adding the egg mixture. 

  29. just because it’s late at night if you did not raise me to prepare rich think that until I get the smell mmmmmm !!!!

  30. Cream and pasta and cheese and bacon is my everything! How could you not love this recipe?!!

  31. So delicious! Thanks for sharing. Will you tell us  about the great pan you pictured, please?

    • Hi Bev,

      I used a Swiss Diamond XL Saute Pan. They are healthy nonstick pans that I love using for dishes like this, as well as eggs, pancakes, caramel sauce… Anything that usually sticks.

      Check them out on Amazon.

  32. Do u drain the bacon grease? 

      • I made this and it was a TON of bacon grease. Can I drain it next time? That seems to me to be a huge issue with that much grease in the food. It tastes fine… but man, if my family saw that I am not not sure they would have eaten it. …. thoughts?

      • Hi Elizabeth! Hmmm… I’ve never had that happen. Is it possible you had an extra fatty batch of bacon? In the future, definitely feel free to drain off some of the grease.

    • I was going to ask the same question about the bacon grease

  33. This looks very interesting. You don’t drain the pasta?? Won’t that make for a watery sauce? I’ve made this dish before, but I always drained the pasta.

  34. Perfect Comfort Food! I love the convenience of one pot!

  35. (Pasta + Cheese + Bacon = My Heart ) The fact that you made this in one pot is incredible! I’m moving in :)

  36. I am drooling over those bacon bits. Dinner tonight!