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
Credit: Photography by Con Poulos

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

Carbonara with Saffron & Shrimp

carbonara with saffron and shrimp
Credit: Photography by Armando Rafael

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

Carbonara Frittata

carbonara frittata
Credit: Photography by Joseph De Leo

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

Pastrami Carbonara

pastrami carbonara
Credit: Photography by Bobbi Lin

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

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. 

Carbonara with Sausage & Mushrooms

Carbonara with Sausage & Mushrooms

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

Carbonara Burgers

carbonara burgers

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

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. 

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

spaghetti squash carbonara

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

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. 

Bacon Carbonara

bacon carbonara

Comfort food alert! The more bacon, the better.  

Linguine Carbonara with Asparagus

Linguine Carbonara with Asparagus

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