Olive Garden Spaghetti Carbonara

Olive Garden Spaghetti Carbonara is quick and easy to make, this creamed based sauce is enhanced by bacon. It is a lot like Alfredo Sauce, but with an extra kick.

Olive Garden Carbonara

Olive Garden Spaghetti Carbonara

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Olive Garden Spaghetti Carbonara

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Pasta Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Olive Garden Spaghetti Carbonara

This dish is great when your short on time and need to get dinner on the table!


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 24 slices of bacon, extra thick
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons scallions, finely minced
  • 1 pound spaghetti, uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated


Melt butter in 4-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Add milk, salt and pepper and stir vigorously with wire whip until mixture barely comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, whipping frequently while sauce thickens. Keep warm. Cook bacon thoroughly. Drain on paper towels. Cut into 1/4-inch pieces and stir into sauce. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add sliced mushrooms and minced onions and saute until golden; add to sauce. Cook spaghetti according to the package directions. Drain well and add to the sauce along with the parsley. Blend well and transfer to serving dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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  • alberta

    I have made the olive garden salad dressing, it is so darn good,my husband wants it all the time now, he even got into making it, I just found your web site and I cant seem to get off it, I just love it…thank you so much ,,alberta

    • stephaniemanley

      I am glad to hear you enjoyed the salad dressing. Let me know what other recipes you might like.

  • home chef

    Hmmm, this seemed to have too much milk added to it. I think I’ll add Fontina cheese next time too like someone else suggested.

    • stephaniemanley

      Great idea.

  • MaLinda

    Carbonara is supposed to have egg in it. If it doesn’t have egg, its not carbonara.

    • stephaniemanley

      MaLinda, I don’t think the Olive Garden is always “authentic” Italian food, its close. I don’t name recipes, I just try to duplicate them.

  • Ashley_niceley

    I used to work at the Olive Garden and the sauce they used was a Fontina sauce including Fontina cheese. This recipe is close, but to be even closer you would need to put grated Fontina cheese in the white sauce.

    • stephaniemanley

      Thank you for the suggestion.

  • Nicky Deliz

    OMG! I’m soooo happy to see a carbonara recipe that does not have the raw egg! I have nothing against the recipes that do, but with someone with food allergies (eggs, especially raw egg yolk), it’s great to see a recipe that allows me to enjoy food that normally I wouldn’t be able to eat. THANK YOU!

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      You know they sell pastuerized eggs at the grocery store, check out the brand safest eggs.

    • stephaniemanley

      I would think that the egg would cook in other sauces.

  • http://40somethingmommy.com Liz Nelson

    This recipe was so good! My family and I really enjoyed it. It also made the perfect lunch the next day!