Pasta Carbonara

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
8 servings
Recipe by: Eggland's Best

An Italian classic! Pasta Carbonara is the perfect dish to serve with a fresh green salad and rustic bread.

Make This Recipe


  • 2 Eggland's Best eggs
  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 pound pancetta, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (extra for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley for garnish


In a large pot, bring water for pasta to a rolling boil. Add pasta and stir.

Cook pasta to al dente (firm, but not too undercooked) for 10-12 minutes.

While pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and coat pan.

Add pancetta and cook until browned (approximately 3 minutes).

Add seasoned salt and garlic and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add broth and stir.

In a medium bowl, beat eggs thoroughly. Add 3/4 cup of the pasta cooking water to the eggs and set aside. Adding the water will temper the eggs, and keep them from becoming scrambled when added to the pasta.

Drain pasta well when finished and add to skillet with pancetta and oil mixture. Reserve 1-2 cups of pasta cooking liquid.

Add egg mixture while tossing rapidly with tongs or a large fork, to keep eggs from cooking.

Remove pan from heat and add cheese and salt and pepper to taste.

Continue to toss pasta until cheese is melted and incorporated, and egg mixture thickens (approximately 2 minutes). Add reserved cooking liquid from pasta 1/4 cup at a time in case carbonara sauce is too thick to your liking.

Serve with extra grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.


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Information per Serving
Serving Size 1 Serving
Calories 304
Fat 8g (23% calories from fat)
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 61mg
Sodium 518mg
Carbohydrates 44g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Protein 17g