A gourmet weeknight dinner option that comes together in 25 minutes and is (almost!) one pan: classic fettuccine carbonara in a white wine sauce.

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Classic Fettuccine Carbonara! A gourmet weeknight dinner option that comes together in 25 minutes and is (almost!) one pan: classic fettuccine carbonara in a white wine sauce. | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Classic Fettuccine Carbonara

Did you know that Homemade Hooplah’s one year anniversary is only 8 days away? I was shocked! Most days it feels like my mind is still sunbathing somewhere back in July, so I had to do a double-take when I glanced at the calendar and saw we’re inches away from September.

I know I’ve been clamoring for fall to get here already, but jeez.

Just where did the past few months go?!

So with this little blog becoming a one-year-old on a fast-approaching September 1st, I have a confession: I haven’t planned single thing for the grand occasion… yet. And I say “yet” because I still fully intend to – I just didn’t realize how little time I had left to plan it.

But why am I telling you all this? Well, for one, so you know in advance to expect something cool on September 1st (so be sure to come back around and check!) And for two, I need time to plan said cool thing, so I’m just going to just drop the mic – er, I mean the recipe – and leave you to it.

Because I mean, really.

We’re talking pasta and bacon here.

You’re either in or you’re out at this point.

Classic Fettuccine Carbonara! A gourmet weeknight dinner option that comes together in 25 minutes and is (almost!) one pan: classic fettuccine carbonara in a white wine sauce. | HomemadeHooplah.com

* drops the mic all dramatic-like, raises arms, and walks out *

Okay, I lied. I can’t leave you without fangirling about this recipe just a little bit:

I’ve tried numerous carbonara recipes over the years, and this is the closest I’ve found (by far) to making restaurant quality at home. For me, I guess I just prefer an olive oil and wine based sauce over one with cream, just because it seems to accent the egg and bacon flavors so much more than the alternative.

This recipe is also just as easy to cook as the cream versions, making it a no-fuss (and gourmet!) weeknight dinner option.

And if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already know about my current necessity for quick meals, let alone the new blogiversary plans I need to make now. Quite frankly, this recipe was like a dream come true for the “workaholic” I’ve become.

The best part?

I still have leftovers to get me through today. Score!

Classic Fettuccine Carbonara! A gourmet weeknight dinner option that comes together in 25 minutes and is (almost!) one pan: classic fettuccine carbonara in a white wine sauce. | HomemadeHooplah.comClassic Fettuccine Carbonara! A gourmet weeknight dinner option that comes together in 25 minutes and is (almost!) one pan: classic fettuccine carbonara in a white wine sauce. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Classic Fettuccine Carbonara! A gourmet weeknight dinner option that comes together in 25 minutes and is (almost!) one pan: classic fettuccine carbonara in a white wine sauce. | HomemadeHooplah.com
3.86 from 7 votes

Classic Fettuccine Carbonara

10 mins prep + 15 mins cook
787 kcal
Yields: 4 servings
A gourmet weeknight dinner option that comes together in 25 minutes and is (almost!) one pan: classic fettuccine carbonara in a white wine sauce.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Place eggs in a bowl of warm water to bring them to room temperature. Set aside while completing the next few steps.
  • In a large, deep saucepan, cook fettuccine in salted water per package directions, typically 10-12 minutes. Drain pasta, but reserve 1/2 cup of the starchy pasta water.
  • While pasta cooks, warm extra virgin olive oil a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped bacon and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for another 3 minutes. Pour in white wine and stir ingredients. Keeping heat on medium, allow sauce to simmer until the palest parts of the bacon turn rosey pink, typically 5-8 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks until smooth. Very slowly and with a narrow stream, pour the still hot pasta water in with the egg yolks, whisking constantly. The goal is to combine the water and egg without the egg cooking and scrambling.
  • Add drained pasta to the skillet with the oil, garlic, and bacon. Toss pasta to coat.
  • Pour egg mixture over pasta, being sure to toss pasta (again to make sure egg does not scramble or over cook).
  • Remove pan from eat and add in parmesan cheese, stirring until cheese has melted.
  • Garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Rachel Ray.

Nutrition

Calories: 787kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 262mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 359mg | Iron: 3.1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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24 comments

    • Eric

    Thank you so much. I just switched Prosciutto for the bacon and added some baby peas and diced mushrooms. This was my go to candlelight diner for my wife on our anniversary along with a glass (or 2!) of a full bodied Red Wine, (I know it doesn’t really go, but . . it works)

    • Jennie Silverstein
    • 5 stars

    Made this tonight, a cold rainy evening here! Great instruction. Wonderful comfort food. I added spinach just because… my husband loved this! Thank you for this recipe!

    • Claire

    This looks SO yummy! I need to get my an old friend of mine to make it for me…

    • Clare Speer

    I love love love pasta and your recipe seems pretty simple!

    • Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)

    Carbonara is my an old friend of mine’s absolute favorite pasta dish. And why not? I mean, BACON! This looks fantastic. I need to get this on our dinner table soon!

    • Totally, it’s all about the BACON! Thanks Dee Dee, I hope everyone likes it 😀

    • Katie

    This looks amazing! I love carbonara, saving this recipe!

    • Florian @ContentednessCooking

    Perfect classic dish and beautiful pics as always! Well done, Chrisy!

    • Katy

    I’ll have to try this.
    I love wine sauces and I love to change things around.

    • Thanks Katy! I hope you like it!

    • jenna @ butter loves company

    Love a good carbonara! Your photos look amazing and are making me hungry for dinner even though it is only 9am! Haha! 🙂

    • Barb | Creative Culinary

    Carbonara is a favorite of mine but then anything with bacon gets my vote!

    • Right? Pasta and bacon, what could be better? Thanks Barb!

    • Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    Oh my! One of my favorite dishes, I will certainly try this recipe! Pinning!

    • Thanks Cynthia! If you try it I hope you like it!

    • Sabrina

    This recipe is totally my happy place! I LOVE carbonara pasta! It looks so delicious I have to try it!

    • Lizzy Hill

    OMG! I cannot wait to try this recipe out!! I love a good carbonara