All you do is cook some pasta, save a little bit of the pasta water, mix it together with some cooked bacon, egg yolks, Parmesan cheese, and pepper, and voila! Pasta carbonara. The hot pasta cooks the egg yolks a bit, if you're worried about raw eggs. You can add things like peas for color, or mushrooms, or cream instead of pasta water, but that's more alfredo-y to me. This was delicious as it was, the only crazy thing I did was add a few cloves of garlic. This is a super simple meal, that takes only the amount of time it takes to cook pasta. Maybe not the healthiest, but we balanced it out with a big bowl of sauteed vegetables.
gluten-free pasta of your choice
6 slices bacon, chopped into bits
4 cloves garlic, chopped
4-10 egg yolks
1/2 c Parmesan cheese
1/2 c pasta water
pepper, to taste
Start the pasta cooking according to the directions for whichever kind of pasta you're using. Cook the bacon until crispy, then drain, saving a few tablespoons of the fat. Cook the garlic in the fat until fragrant, and let cool a little. Mix together in a large bowl with the cooked bacon, garlic, egg yolks, and cheese. Once the pasta is cooked to your liking, add to the bowl with everything else, along with the pasta water. stir everything together, and serve immediately, sprinkling with as much pepper as you'd like.