Spicy Fettuccine Carbonara

Try a spicier version of Fettuccine Carbonara.  There are only 6 ingredients in this simple but satisfying meal, so no need to drive to a restaurant when all the ingredients are on hand.


  • 6 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1.5 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound fettucine noodles (dry)

Serves 4


  1. Boil pasta until al dente, drain and rinse with hot water to avoid pasta sticking together.  Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water to thin out the sauce.
  2. In a heavy bottomed deep skillet fry bacon until crispy.
  3. Reduce heat, add red pepper flakes and minced garlic.  Stir for 1 minute.
  4. Add pasta to pan and remove from heat.  
  5. In a small bowl beat the eggs with grated parmesan.
  6. Slowly pour the eggs into the pan and stir to incorporate, adding reserved pasta water as needed to coat the pasta.
  7. Serve immediately. 
  8. Save leftovers in Shape+Store freezer container.