Authentic Pasta Carbonara recipe is a simple pasta dish in a cheesy egg sauce with lots of bacon and fresh ground black pepper. It's easy, yet elegant!
1/2poundbaconuse more or less to your taste
4-6clovesof garlicpressed or minced
1/2of a white or yellow oniondiced
parsley for garnishoptional
black pepperto taste
Boil your spaghetti noodles until al-dente.
Cook your bacon in a frying pan or in the microwave. If using a frying pan, once the bacon is done, remove it from the pan, and discard all but 1 Tbsp. of the grease. Cut or crumble the bacon so it is bite-sized.
Cook the diced onions over medium heat in the bacon grease until they are softened. A minute or so before the onions are done, add your garlic. If you cooked your bacon in the microwave, then cook the onions and garlic in about 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
When the onions are done, add 1/2 cup chicken stock and put the bacon back in with the onions. Stir and set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and Parmesan cheese.
Drain the spaghetti and transfer to a large bowl. Immediately pour the egg and cheese mixture on top and stir.
Pour the bacon/onion mixture over the top of the spaghetti and stir again.
Chop the parsley and sprinkle on top for garnish if desired. Add black pepper to taste. Serve hot.