Spaghetti Carbonara

Prep Time:
3 minutes 

Cook Time:
10 minutes

Total Time:
13 minutes


Spaghetti Carbonara


  1. Fill a medium pot with water, bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. In a medium saucepan over low-medium heat, sauté chopped bacon until brown.
  3. As bacon is cooking, incorporate garlic and butternut squash in the pan until garlic becomes fragrant and squash becomes soft. Add a splash of pasta water to the pan to slow down the cooking process of the garlic.
  4. Hold the saucepan at a slow simmer and add spinach. Add more pasta water to pan if appears dry.
  5. Once pasta is cooked, strain spaghetti, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Add spaghetti to pan and toss together. Remove from heat.
  6. Add 1/4 cup of pasta water to pan. Using tongs, actively stir while slowly incorporating egg and parmesan cheese. Use remaining pasta water as needed if sauce becomes too thick.
  7. Once fully incorporated, briefly return to heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter, salt and pepper to taste. 


Recipe courtesy of Chef Trevor, ALDI Test Kitchen.