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This Eggless Spaghetti Carbonara is the perfect way to get your carbonara fix without the eggs. And it’s ready in just 15 minutes so it’s the perfect weeknight dinner!

Eggless Spaghetti Carbonara with rich flavor from bacon and garlic and its creamy texture from parmesan cheese and cream. Sprinkled with freshly chopped parsley in a skillet.

Spaghetti Carbonara is one of those classic pasta dishes that is straight up comfort food. Plus, bacon. Right? For some reason I have lots of friends who are a little freaked out by the thought of putting raw eggs into the pasta. While the eggs definitely get cooked by the heat of the pasta in traditional carbonara, they still get a little worried. Then there are the friends and family with egg allergies! I decided to come up with an egg-free version of spaghetti carbonara so that everyone can enjoy this delicious meal at my table.

A fork lifts a bite of Eggless Spaghetti Carbonara from a bowl.

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Eggless Spaghetti Carbonara with rich flavor from bacon and garlic and its creamy texture from parmesan cheese and cream. Sprinkled with freshly chopped parsley in a skillet.
This Eggless Spaghetti Carbonara is the perfect way to get your carbonara fix without the eggs. And it's ready in just 15 minutes so it's the perfect weeknight dinner!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
  • 1 pound bacon diced
  • 1 pound spaghetti noodles
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Put diced bacon in a cold skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Cook bacon, stirring occasionally until crispy, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon bits from pan and grease and let drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Remove most of the bacon grease from the skillet, reserving about 1 TB in the pan. Return the pan to heat and add in the butter and let melt. Add in the garlic and saute 1 minute.
  • Stir in salt and heavy cream. Pour cooked and drained spaghetti noodles into the skillet and toss to coat. Stir in parmesan cheese.
  • Serve hot topped with crisp bacon and parsley to garnish.


Calories: 751kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 884mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Eggless Spaghetti Carbonara
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May 16, 2020 9:29 pm

5 stars
I have been looking and looking for a version without eggs. Thank you so much, especially for the video walk through!

Tracy MacCulloch
April 26, 2020 3:29 pm

we added mushrooms and more garlic, but it was fantastic!!

Esther Ting
July 28, 2018 9:07 am

4 stars
I’m allergic to gluten, chicken and eggs so this recipe is really awesome, I just changed the pasta to a gluten free one. Is so radio to make and tastes awesome! Like Aglio Olio! Next time I’ll try putting in the spaghetti water cause it became quite dry.

Dori Hinkelmann
July 13, 2018 11:52 am

5 stars
When I saw this recipe I thought hmmm I have all the ingredients…I’ve never had spaghetti carbonara before…Due to me health issues I did change this up just a bit…I used low sodium bacon…did not add additional salt but added pepper instead…I used half N half instead of the heavy cream and because I didn’t have spaghetti pasta I used fettuccine….This is definitely a keeper recipe….Thank you…It was very good…

May 10, 2018 7:34 pm

5 stars
I make this tonight and it is delicious! My son is allergic to eggs and I’ve missed making Carbonara for dinner. This is great. Thank you!

Scott Boere
April 9, 2018 5:20 pm

5 stars
Love this recipe. My wife doesn’t eat eggs, perfect for us.

February 10, 2018 5:38 pm

I’m excited to try this! AddIng the raw egg has always stopped me from making Carbonara. In Step 4, the cream gets added to the skillet? Want to make sure I’m making it right?

November 14, 2017 11:07 am

5 stars
So happy I found this! My mum has an allergy to eggs. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

March 7, 2017 6:36 pm

5 stars
Love this recipe. It tastes great and is easy to make!

Jocelyn Cilik
March 1, 2017 2:15 pm

I made this last night for my family, becasue the raw eggs freak me out. This was delicous, would highly recommend, i did add about one cup of cream and extra cheese. Was so so good, can’t wait to make again.

October 28, 2016 5:31 pm

5 stars
I made this tonight and we all loved it. I added just a bit of reserved cooking water from my pasta (about 1/4 cup) just to give it a little more sauce. I love a traditional carbonara but this is a great alternative. It’s always good to have some quick recipes like this for those busy nights.

December 8, 2016 2:09 am
Reply to  Holly

When did you add the pasta water to the recipe? I’m excited to try this version!!

Flora Tan
October 22, 2016 12:07 am

That’s exactly how i cook my “carbonara” .. eggless .. since 1990!! The same with my “tiramisu” .. also eggless! Not a fan of raw egg at all! ??

Flora Tan
October 22, 2016 12:09 am
Reply to  Flora Tan

5 stars
Oops .. forgot to rate it ..

October 21, 2016 7:15 am

5 stars
Hi Rachel, what I loved the most about this eggless spaghetti carbonara recipe was the fact that it can be cooked in just 15 minutes! It’s perfect for me and my husband. Thanks for sharing!

October 20, 2016 6:34 pm

4 stars
So good. yummy

Kimberley Cetron
February 29, 2020 5:59 pm

3 stars
We really liked the flavor and I am dying to find an eggless recipe that works for us BUT there was not nearly enough sauce. I only incorporated about 3/4 lb of the pasta and I wish I had put in less. Next time I will double the sauce. We also used fresh peas, which was delicious.

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