Go Back
+ servings
Creamy Carbonara Recipe

Creamy Carbonara Recipe

Carbonara was said to have originated from the pasta dish that Italian charcoal workers used to make before, according to food historians.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: carbonara, creamy carbonara
Servings: 8
Calories: 670kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • 500 g fettuccine or spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 250 g bacon chopped
  • 200 g mushroom sliced
  • 400 g pure cream or all purpose cream
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • salt
  • pepper


  • In a pot with boiling salted water, cook the pasta according to packaging instruction. Drain and set aside.
  • In a wide pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and melt the butter. Sauté the garlic and onion until soft and translucent.
  • Add the bacon and mushroom, cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until the bacon is crisp and mushroom is tender.
  • Pour the pure cream, bring to boil. Simmer for a minute or until slightly thickened.
  • Add the pasta and mozzarella cheese, stir thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer in a serving plate and top with grated cheedar cheese and chopped parsley.


Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 2mg