Quick pasta alla carbonara

My favorite recipe. Quick and easy and still incredibly tasty.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 789 / Protein 37g / Carbohydr. 91g / Fat 32g

Ingredients (2 servings)

250 gspaghetti
50 gmushrooms
1onion (small)
70 gsmoked bacon
100 mlheavy cream
50 mlchicken stock
60 gParmesan (grated)
vegetable oil for frying


large frying pan, colander, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife, large pot

Wine Tip

Riesling dry, Saar, 2011
This classic wine from the Saarland sets off the full flavor of Italian pasta. The minerality of the wine, combined with the citrus and apple aromas, makes it particularly refreshing.

Step 1

Quick pasta alla carbonara

Cook the spaghetti, according to package instructions, in salted boiling water for approx. 9 – 12 min. until al dente. Drain the water and set pasta aside.

colander, large pot

250 g spaghetti / salt

Step 2

Quick pasta alla carbonara

Cut mushrooms into thin slices. Finely dice onion and bacon.

cutting board, knife

50 g mushrooms / 1 onion / 70 g bacon

Step 3

Quick pasta alla carbonara

Sauté bacon in a large frying pan with some vegetable oil. Add onion and mushrooms and continue to sauté.

large frying pan, cooking spoon

vegetable oil for frying

Step 4

Quick pasta alla carbonara

Add cream and chicken stock and cook over medium-low heat for approx. 2 – 3 min.

100 ml heavy cream / 50 ml chicken stock

Step 5

Quick pasta alla carbonara

Toss spaghetti in the sauce. Add Parmesan, toss again, and season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

60 g Parmesan / salt / pepper