Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara Pasta - no worries with Safest Choice pasteurized eggs! #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

You know, when you decide to start writing a food blog, you don’t realize how humiliating it will be.

I mean, I was fairly certain I’d say things like, “Look! I made some brownies. You should too!” I did not think I would share my deepest secrets with you, such as the fact that I’ve never eaten oatmeal before or that I once drank salad dressing from a baggie. And that’s just the embarrassing food stories! Let’s not forget when I told you about that time in grade school when my pants were pulled right off of my butt at the skating rink.

Spaghetti Carbonara Pasta - no worries with Safest Choice pasteurized eggs! #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

And, now here I am, sharing with you that I have this weird fear of eggs. I mean, you guys, they are creepy.

So, imagine my surprise when I got an email from Safest Choice Eggs asking me to be a member of the Darling Dozen. I laughed my head off. Then I went on to research Safest Choice Eggs and realized that actually, we were a match made in heaven. Their eggs aren’t creepy! They’re pasteurized! I will not be dying of salmonella today, no sir.

I bought a dozen eggs and I did what I have longed to do for years, but was always too scared to try: I made Spaghetti Alla Carbonara.

Spaghetti Carbonara Pasta - no worries with Safest Choice pasteurized eggs! #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

Now, yes, I know, the heat from the spaghetti is supposed to cook the eggs. The thing is, maybe my pasta isn’t hot enough to cook the egg. Or maybe you’re just a liar who wants me to get salmonella? I don’t know. I don’t really care anymore, because I don’t have to worry about it with Safest Choice.

Check out the video on Safest Choice’s website to see Chef Giuliano Hazan walk you through how to make this simple recipe! It’s quick, easy, and so creamy! I changed things up a bit and am including my recipe below.

If you haven’t tried Spaghetti Alla Carbonara before, what are you waiting for?!

Spaghetti Carbonara Pasta - no worries with Safest Choice pasteurized eggs! #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

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Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Ingredients:

4 slices bacon, sliced into bite sized pieces
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp salt
1 pound spaghetti
3-4 sprigs flat-leaf Italian parsley, finely chopped
1/4 c freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
2 Tbsp freshly grated Pecorino Romano
4 Safest Choice™ pasteurized egg yolks
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
salt to taste

Directions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
While pasta is cooking, fry the bacon until just slightly crispy.
In a large serving bowl, combine the parsley, cheeses, and egg yolks. Stir to combine.
Remove the pasta and drain. Immediately dump the hot pasta into the bowl with the eggs. Toss the pasta quickly to combine well and let the eggs cook from the heat of the pasta.
Pour the bacon and grease over the pasta and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately.

This post was written as part of an ongoing relationship with Safest Choice. As always, all opinions are my own.

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37 Responses to “Spaghetti Alla Carbonara”

  1. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen February 8, 2013 @ 6:42 am (#
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    I absolutely adore Safest Choice pasteurized eggs! When I first saw them a few years back I actually gasped. What is brilliant idea!!!!! {{confession: I went through an 8 year phase where I didn’t eat eggs as a teen/young adult}}

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    Karly Reply:

    Dude! Me too! I just started eating them a few years ago.

    (To clarify, I’ve always eaten them in baked goods, just not like quiche or scrambled eggs or something where egg is the main ingredient!)

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  2. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork February 8, 2013 @ 9:47 am (#
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    I love Spaghetti alla Carbonara, but I’ve never made it on my own. Just order it when we’re out… but this recipe looks great! It’s like breakfast spaghetti!

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    Karly Reply:

    Yes! If you watch that video on Safest Eggs, it talks about it being breakfast spaghetti! So funny!

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  3. Kari@Loaves n Dishes February 8, 2013 @ 10:11 am (#
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    Hey Karly, I just saw your guest post at Rachel Cooks. You kicked butt! Love your blog and I just started following you. Woo hoo!

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    Karly Reply:

    Yay! That means I get another donut! ;)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such February 8, 2013 @ 10:15 am (#
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    I’ve consumed raw eggs and am still alive. Hi my name is Kim (Hi, Kim)…and I have an addiction to eating raw cookie dough. At first it was just a tiny taste from the mixing spoon. Over time I was found head-first in a bowl on its way to soak in the sink. I can quit any time, I swear.

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    Karly Reply:

    You know, I failed to mention that raw eggs do not concern me in the least if they’re in some kind of cookie dough or brownie batter. Fry me an over easy egg, though, and I’ll probably fall down dead.

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  5. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen February 8, 2013 @ 10:38 am (#
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    Just ate a raw egg this morning! But I usually only do that with my farm-fresh eggs. I certainly don’t have your phobia! The carbonara looks delish.

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    Karly Reply:

    Really?! Wow. I would die. ;)

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  6. Kristen February 8, 2013 @ 10:44 am (#
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    One of my absolute favorites. Love carbonara!

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  7. Jess February 8, 2013 @ 10:46 am (#
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    This totally makes my mouth water! :)

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  8. Jane February 8, 2013 @ 11:05 am (#
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    Boy I don’t know, it looks tempting though I tried making it once and well….let’s just say we ended up eating pb&j’s that night…. ;)

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  9. Beth February 8, 2013 @ 11:23 am (#
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    This looks delicious!! I have just one question. The last time I had carbonara, it had peas in it. Soooo good!! Would I add those in at the same time as the bacon?? Absolutely love your blog!!!

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    Karly Reply:

    Beth, I think that would be perfect, as long as they aren’t frozen or cold! ;)

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  10. Kaitlin February 8, 2013 @ 11:27 am (#
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    Nothing better than a big bowl of creamy, cheesy, bacony pasta! Carbonara is one of my all time faves.

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  11. Jessica - The Novice Chef February 8, 2013 @ 11:32 am (#
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    Can I come move in with you? And will you make this every night for me?!?!? ;-)

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    Karly Reply:

    I suppose, but you’re totally taking over dish duty. :)

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  12. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts February 8, 2013 @ 1:23 pm (#
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    So, what you’re saying, Karly, is that I don’t have to let dozens of recipes stack up in my brain waiting for the right words to precede them? I can just say
    “Look! I made a pizza! You should, too!”
    I am totally gonna try that. After I find the right things to say about the dozen recipes I’ve got circling around my brain waiting to land on paper. Then on screen. Boy, I make this part harder than it should be.

    I live on the wild side with eggs. My spouse does not, however, so I’ll make this when he’s deployed! Thanks!

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    Karly Reply:

    Don’t I wish it was that easy?! The writing part is hit or miss for me. If I’m feeling it, it just comes out (word vomit! yum!), but if I’m not it sounds forced and takes FOREVER.

    Next time I’m not feeling the writing I’ll try the look what I made trick and you can let me know, as a reader, how you feel about it. ;) I’ll do the same for you!

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  13. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings February 8, 2013 @ 1:40 pm (#
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    what a great opportunity :) this pasta looks tasty!!

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  14. Melissa February 8, 2013 @ 1:46 pm (#
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    Thank you for admiting you’re a weirdo about eggs! I am too!!!! I won’t try making homemade ice cream because the recipes use eggs.

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  15. Trach February 8, 2013 @ 2:01 pm (#
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    Thanks for all the great stories, that’s why we love ya!
    The egg thing though…..not with ya! If I had to pick one food to eat forever I think it would be eggs.

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  16. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet February 8, 2013 @ 2:48 pm (#
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    So my husband is Italian. Like real Italian. Like just immigrated 7 years ago, so your dish caught my eye in a big way. This is one of our staple dishes at home.
    May I say you hit it pretty close to home how the Italians make this. Well done!

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  17. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. February 9, 2013 @ 12:42 am (#
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    Raw eggs freak me out too so these eggs sound interesting!

    And the spaghetti?! It looks fabulous!

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  18. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter February 9, 2013 @ 10:40 am (#
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    I, too, have always been afraid to make this! Now I’ll have to try it at least the “safest choice” way! :)

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  19. Kajo February 9, 2013 @ 12:08 pm (#
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    Is the 2 Tbsp salt for the pasta water? I don’t see it used any where in the instructions.

    I’m going to try this. It looks like it would be a quick meal to pull together after coming home late from the gym.
    I think the peas, corn or even spinach would be an awesome addition to this dish.

    Have you or one of your readers made it with whole wheat or other whole grain pasta?

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  20. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life February 9, 2013 @ 12:30 pm (#
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    Yeah raw eggs just don’t do it for me either. But…hand me a bowl of cookie dough and I am totally ok. I don’t understand me sometimes. I have never actually eaten this dish before (because of the eggs) but you have me convinced these eggs are a great way to get over my raw egg phobia!!! It looks great!

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  21. carrian February 9, 2013 @ 3:04 pm (#
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    Look at all of that twirly deliciousness!! YUM!

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  22. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) February 9, 2013 @ 4:07 pm (#
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    Isn’t pasta carbonara just the best? And what a nice photos. I don’t think I could pop a raw egg in my mouth, but have never been squeamish over adding it to foods. Yes, the pasta cooks the egg and even in vinaigrettes the vinegar somehow makes things safe. You should try Ina Garten’s Creamy mustard vinaigrette and to make an official homemade Caesar with raw egg ….omg delicious.

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  23. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 9, 2013 @ 11:33 pm (#
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    Drinking salad dressing out of a baggie? No judgement here!

    And this carbonara? Yes please!

    Congrats on being part of the darling dozen!

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  24. Joanne February 10, 2013 @ 1:10 pm (#
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    It’s so true…I have bared my soul to the internet in ways I never ever thought I would! I do so love carbonara (with veg bacon)…this eggy sauce sounds awesome!

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  25. Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas February 10, 2013 @ 1:31 pm (#
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    Raw/runny eggs creeped me out for a really long time…somehow that changed a few years ago. Don’t ask me how. I think it was peer pressure from my friends and/or family LOL. The pasteurized eggs sound awesome though!

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  26. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife February 10, 2013 @ 2:33 pm (#
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    Spaghetti Carbonara is one of my all time favorites, this looks wonderful!

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  27. Bree {Skinny Mommy} February 10, 2013 @ 6:13 pm (#
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    Lol! Love it! This carbonara looks great–just like all your recipes!

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  28. Grace February 14, 2013 @ 2:28 pm (#
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    I hate eggs also! But think they’re pretty in a weird way. I have never ever in my life eaten a hard boiled egg. I’ve been traumatized from too many BOH experiences making salads.

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  29. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts February 20, 2013 @ 12:13 pm (#
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    Oh I love Carbonara – this looks heavenly! Wish I could just have some for lunch today!

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