12 Carbonara Recipes

Rachael's hubby, John, is obsessed with carbonara, and we certainly don't blame him! Try one of these recipes to catch his passion for this classic pasta dish—in burgers and frittatas, too!

Easy, Peasy Carbonara

Easy, Peasy Carbonara

We don't call it easy-peasy carbonara for nothing! This simple supper feeds a crowd.

Try our Easy, Peasy Carbonara

Carbonara with Saffron & Shrimp

carbonara with saffron and shrimp

A bit of saffron gives this pasta its golden hue. And who doesn't love shrimp with pasta?

Try Rachael Ray's Carbonara with Saffron & Shrimp

Carbonara Frittata

carbonara frittata

This frittata has all the yummy ingredients that goes into a classic carbonara—eggs, cheese, pancetta, and spaghetti!

Try our Carbonara Frittata

Pastrami Carbonara

pastrami carbonara

Pastrami pasta? Say what?! Yep, we went there—and the results are so freakin' good.

Try our Pastrami Carbonara

Carbonara-Style Pasta, Hold the Yolks

Carbonara-Style Pasta, Hold the Yolks

This recipe requires no eggs, if the whole yolk thing freaks you out, but still manages to capture the signature creaminess of a classic carbonara. 

Try our Carbonara-Style Pasta, Hold the Yolks

Carbonara with Sausage & Mushrooms

Carbonara with Sausage & Mushrooms

Sweet Italian sausage and crimini mushrooms make this pretty penne a hearty dinner.

Try our Carbonara with Sausage & Mushrooms

Carbonara Burgers

carbonara burgers

Bucatini in a burger! This takes comfort food to a whole new level.

Try our Carbonara Burgers

Green Bean Spaghetti Carbonara

Green Bean Spaghetti Carbonara

No side dish necessary: Green beans add a hit of freshness that's just right for spring. 

Try our Green Bean Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

spaghetti squash carbonara

No pasta? No problem! Squash is a great, low-carb spaghetti substitute. 

Try our Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara with Spring Onions

creamy spaghetti carbonara with spring onions

This recipe calls for guanciale, an Italian cured meat similar to pancetta. If you can't find it, bacon or pancetta make a fine substitute. 

Try our Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara with Spring Onions

Bacon Carbonara

bacon carbonara

Comfort food alert! The more bacon, the better.  

Try our Bacon Carbonara 

Linguine Carbonara with Asparagus

Linguine Carbonara with Asparagus

Lemon juice adds a little brightness to cut through the heartiness of the dish.

Try our Linguine Carbonara with Asparagus