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One Pot Carbonara

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Dive into the ultimate comfort food with this One Pot Carbonara. It’s a pasta lovers dream and makes such an easy clean up too!


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Envision spaghetti noodles dancing in a silky sauce made from a yummy combo of eggs and parmesan cheese.

Then throw in the smoky bites of bacon? It’s seriously  dish that whispers, “Italian perfection.” Mmmm.

One pot spaghetti carbonara is a super easy recipe, making dinner tonight a breeze.

I promise you’ll get delicious comfort food in every bite.

Plus you only need simple ingredients to get a dish worthy of a fancy Italian bistro.

And the one pot approach? That means fewer dishes and more relaxation after the meal!

Spaghetti carbonara is super easy to customize. You can adjust to your own taste and preferred ingredients.


bacon pieces fried in pan


What is One Pot Carbonara? 

One pot carbonara is an awesome way to enjoy traditional spaghetti alla carbonara. And all the magic happens in a single pot! 

Carbonara is traditionally a pasta with cheese, eggs, pork (bacon) and pepper.

We’ve got all of those in this recipe plus it cooks in one pot!

It’s perfect for busy evenings when you crave a tasty family meal without spending a lot of time on clean-up.

Thank you Italians for always making the best food ever!


Diced onions sautéing in pan


What Ingredients are in One Pot Carbonara?

One pot spaghetti carbonara uses ingredients you may already have around your house!

Here’s the ingredient list:

  • Bacon: The smoky delight that hits the sweet spot.
  • Yellow onion: Adds a hint of sweetness and depth.
  • Chicken broth: Creating a flavorful base for our creamy sauce.
  • Eggs: The backbone for our silky sauce.
  • Parmesan cheese: Boosts the creaminess and offers a cheesy bite.
  • Parsley: Freshness in every bite.
  • Spaghetti noodles: The star of our dish, delivering comfort in every twist and turn.
  • Salt and Pepper: Can’t leave out the seasoning!

Pro tips: 

  • Always opt for fresh parmesan cheese over powdered for a richer taste. 
  • Don’t forget to save a bit of pasta water; it’s liquid gold in pasta dishes!


eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and black pepper in a bowl mixed.


How to Make One Pot Carbonara?

This one pot pasta carbonara recipe is super simple to make! 

Here’s what you need to know(see the full recipe card below for more details):

  1. Kick off by lightly browning your bacon.
  2. Next, sauté the onions until they’re tender.
  3. Simmer the broth to perfection.
  4. Cook your spaghetti noodles to al dente.
  5. Finally, marry all the key ingredients together in the pot for a creamy finish.

Pro tip:

  •  Be sure your pasta is hot when adding the egg mixture! That gives you a smooth, creamy texture without any scrambled eggs happening.


egg mixture being poured over hot pasta


Can You Freeze One Pot Carbonara? 

You can definitely freeze this spaghetti carbonara recipe! And you should! It’s so nice to pull out when life is too busy to cook a meal!

Store it in an airtight container and enjoy a quick meal another day.

Make sure to let it cool to room temperature before transferring though. That way you’ll prevent condensation in your container.

Is Spaghetti Carbonara Capitalized? 

Neither spaghetti or carbonara need to be capitalized. As far as I can tell, both they are both common nouns. 

However, if they come at the start of a sentence, then they would need to be capitalized as all words need to be at the start of a sentence.


crispy bacon added to pasta and being tossed.


Can Pregnant Women Eat Spaghetti Carbonara? 

Pregnant women should be able to eat this traditional carbonara.

The noodles should be really hot when you add the egg mixture so that will cook the eggs and leave you with a creamy dish.

However, pregnant women are not supposed to eat raw eggs. Technically, I don’t think anyone is supposed to eat raw eggs.

You can always consult with a doctor first if you’re worried. But the eggs should be cooked in this recipe.

How to Reheat One Pot Carbonara? 

Warm the carbonara on low heat in a pot. 

If it seems dry, you can try adding a splash of chicken broth or pasta water to add some creaminess.

Remember not to recook it. It’s already cooked. All you need to do is warm it up.


Tossed pasta topped with a little extra parmesan chees on top.


How Many Eggs are in Spaghetti Carbonara? 

This recipe calls for three, striking a nice balance between creaminess and flavor. 

Though there are other carbonara recipes that call for different amounts.

So if you are using a different recipe, be sure to check to see how many eggs you’ll need for that particular one.

Is One Pot Carbonara Safe to Eat? 

One pot carbonara is absolutely safe to eat! 

Just be sure your hot pasta cooks the egg sauce well to avoid any raw egg concerns.

That means you can’t have your noodles at room temperature or even medium heat. They need to be hot! 

That’s really the only thing you would need to be worried about with this recipe.


zoomed in image of pasta in skillet


What to Serve with One Pot Carbonara? 

There are a lot of Easy Side Dishes that you could serve with this Bacon Carbonara Spaghetti!  

Easy Desserts to serve with Spaghetti Carbonara:


partially zoomed in image of bacon pasta carbonara on a plate


One Pot Carbonara feeds a crowd, makes cleanup simple, and is easy to make too! Enjoy!


Yield: 6 Servings

One Pot Carbonara

zoomed in image of pasta in skillet

Dive into creamy delight with One Pot Carbonara! Using simple ingredients, this easy recipe delivers Italian comfort in every bite. Perfect for busy evenings!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  1. In a medium skillet, lightly brown bacon.  Set aside.
  2. Cook onion in bacon fat. Set aside.
  3. Add chicken broth to remaining fat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. While broth is simmering, cook spaghetti according to package directions to al dente
  5. While broth is simmering, combine eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  6. Once spaghetti is done cooking, drain and add to the broth skillet.  Toss to coat spaghetti well.
  7. Add egg mixture and bacon and toss well to coat. The hot noodles will cook the egg without curdling it.
  8. Serve immediately over warm plates adding additional parmesan cheese as desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 726mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g


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