Classic Breakfast Carbonara Style

  • Yield : 24
  • Servings : 24
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Have bacon and eggs for breakfast–over pasta! This traditional carbonara sauce gets a little crunch from toasted bread crumbs.


  • 4 lb. Barilla spaghetti
  • 24 slices bacon
  • 10 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 oz. fresh bread crumbs
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • as needed salt
  • as needed black pepper
  • 24 egg yolks
  • 8 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups thinly sliced green onions


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

In large skillets, render the bacon until it is crisp. Drain on paper towels. Set aside.

Step 3

In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. oil and saute the garlic until slightly yellow. Add the bread crumbs, parsley, and season with salt and pepper. Stir until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool.

Step 4

For each serving, to order: In a medium skillet, warm 1 slice bacon (chopped) in 1 tsp. oil. Add 1 2/3 cups pasta and toss to combine. Whisk together 1 yolk and about 1 1/2 Tbsp. cheese. Season with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Stir vigorously until the egg is cooked and creamy, adding water if needed.

Step 5

Plate and top with a sprinkle of bread crumbs and green onions.

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Chef Recommended Cuts
  • PLUS® Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti
  • Whole Grain Spaghetti
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 468
Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 201mg
Sodium 438mg
Total Carbohydrate 58g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 3g
Protein 19g

Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 14%
Iron 16%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.