Food & Recipes

Get the Bacon-y Goodness of Carbonara in 8 Different Recipes

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 4:16 PM, April 30, 2015

Aired May 1, 2015

Rach knows pasta carbonara -- it’s her husband John’s favorite meal so she cooks it multiple times per year. Named for “carbonaro” which means “coal miner” in Italian, the dish blends spaghetti, bacon, eggs and cheese for a rich and filling meal that would satisfy everyone from a coal miner to a king. Check out eight of Rach’s favorite carbonara recipes.

Carbonara - Spaghetti for Breakfast

Rach makes this for John every year on his birthday (and every other special occasion for that matter).

Carbonara Strata Frittata

This carbonara-inspired five-ingredient strata is a BLD meal—good for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Carbonara Burgers

John loves carbonara + Rach loves burgers. This is the perfect mash-up!

Carbonara with Zucchini and Potato

Since Rach makes John carbonara so frequently, she likes to mix it up with add-ins like zucchini and potato.

Carbonara with Asparagus and Peas

… or asparagus and peas!

Carbonara Style Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Why not fill a baked potato with all your favorite carbonara flavors? The creamy carbonara filling is topped with grated Pecorino and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses, with the finishing touch of a sunny side up egg on top.

Carbonara Mac and Cheese Souffle

Want carbonara AND mac and cheese? Why choose, when you can have both! And what a dish this is, with the mac and cheese suspended in a fluffy soufflé.

Corny Carbonara

If you use corn pasta, this recipe is gluten-free!