Fettucine Carbonara

On rainy days like today, you’ve got to either embrace the dreariness or fight it.

If you’re spoiling for a fight, we suggest an umbrella drink like a Singapore Sling or a Rhubarbarita.

If you’re embracing the weather, you can’t go wrong indulging in fettucine carbonara, a rich comfort food dish that if you’ve only enjoyed in restaurants you’ll be surprised to find has absolutely no heavy cream or butter. The cheese counter sells our aged parmesan freshly grated, which makes this dish a snap and the smell of onions and garlic cooking with bacon will warm you up before you’ve taken your first bite.


1 pound fettucine
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 slices bacon, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook fettucine until al dente. Drain well. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and set aside.
Meanwhile in a large skillet, cook chopped bacon until slightly crisp; remove and drain onto paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat; add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and heat in reused large skillet. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add minced garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Return cooked bacon to pan; add cooked and drained fettucine. Toss to coat and heat through. Beat eggs in a separate bowl then add beaten eggs to pasta and cook, tossing constantly with tongs or large fork until eggs are barely set. Quickly add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top, and extra Parmesan cheese at table.

Greene GrapeFettucine Carbonara