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.

Perfect One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara |

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

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Creamy One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara |
4.38 from 16 votes

One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
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
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 1139mg 47%
Potassium 447mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 12.9%
Vitamin C 20.6%
Calcium 20.3%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 1 pound dried spaghetti
  • cups chicken broth
  • 6 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • Salt and pepper


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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44 comments on “One Pot Spaghetti Carbonara

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  9. Alli Bryantposted June 26, 2018 at 6:20 pm Reply

    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!

    • Sommer Collierposted June 27, 2018 at 10:05 am Reply

      Hi Alli,

      As long as it doesn’t have a bunch of filler ingredients, it should work just fine! :)

  10. Allisonposted June 13, 2018 at 10:49 pm Reply

    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.

  11. Wendy Hamiltonposted June 4, 2018 at 1:04 pm Reply

    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!

  12. Roxeannposted April 25, 2018 at 5:14 pm Reply

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

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  16. Vivian Blantonposted November 14, 2017 at 7:05 pm Reply

    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??

    • Sommerposted November 17, 2017 at 10:46 pm Reply

      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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  20. J. Flowersposted February 11, 2017 at 10:00 am Reply

    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!

    • Sommerposted February 22, 2017 at 9:44 am Reply

      YAY! I’m so glad you like it! :)

  21. Maryposted January 23, 2017 at 12:03 pm Reply

    Could you do this in a stock pot?

  22. Charityposted January 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm Reply

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

  23. tally tips and tricksposted January 10, 2017 at 2:38 am Reply

    This looks amazing.

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  26. Bobbiannposted December 31, 2016 at 5:09 pm Reply

    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. 

  27. ALeposted September 19, 2016 at 12:08 am Reply

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

  28. Kateposted September 10, 2016 at 4:44 pm Reply

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

  29. Bev Cposted September 10, 2016 at 6:14 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted September 10, 2016 at 7:14 pm Reply

      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.

  30. Amberlynposted September 9, 2016 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Do u drain the bacon grease? 

    • Sommerposted September 9, 2016 at 10:21 pm Reply

      Nope, no need! :)

      • Elizabeth S O'Donnellposted July 5, 2017 at 11:31 am

        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?

      • Sommerposted July 5, 2017 at 11:09 pm

        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.

    • Melissaposted November 6, 2016 at 11:59 am Reply

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

  31. Barbara Persheposted September 9, 2016 at 5:34 pm Reply

    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.

    • Sommerposted September 9, 2016 at 10:20 pm Reply

      Hey Barbara,

      It has just enough water to cook the pasta. The little remaining water cooks into the sauce!

  32. Heather Christoposted September 9, 2016 at 10:35 am Reply

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

  33. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted September 9, 2016 at 10:32 am Reply

    Love carbonara pasta!

  34. cookbook queenposted September 9, 2016 at 9:24 am Reply

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

  35. Emily @ Life on Foodposted September 9, 2016 at 9:09 am Reply

    I am drooling over those bacon bits. Dinner tonight!