Pasta Carbonara Recipe For One
A rich and indulgent single serving pasta carbonara recipe that's made with just a few ingredients! Ready in minutes, this simple pasta dish is loaded with bacon and Parmesan cheese.
Servings: 1 serving
- 2 ounces dry spaghetti
- 1 piece thick bacon (or use 2 thin slices of bacon)
- 1 clove garlic , sliced
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional for garnish)
Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil, add the spaghetti and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender yet firm. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water to use in the sauce, if necessary.
Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Remove bacon and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add the pasta to the pan and toss for 30 seconds. Remove pan from heat.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, Parmesan, salt, and pepper.
Add egg/cheese mixture into the pasta, whisking quickly until the eggs thicken, but do not scramble. Thin out the sauce with a bit of the reserved pasta water, until it reaches desired consistency.(Note: if the heat from the pan and from the cooked pasta does not quite set the eggs, you can heat the pan again over a low heat and toss the pasta until cooked. You must constantly toss or stir the pasta so that the eggs don’t scramble.)
Crumble the cooked bacon and add it to the pasta. Toss to distribute. Taste and add additional salt, if necessary. Transfer pasta to a bowl and top with additional Parmesan. Enjoy hot.
Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 126mg | Sugar: 2g