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Cheesecake Factory Carbonara Recipe

Cheesecake Factory Carbonara Recipe

Cheesecake Factory's Pasta Carbonara recipe is creamy and on the table in less than 30 minutes! Spaghetti coated in a light carbonara sauce and topped with peas and thick cut bacon. It's my favorite!!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 919 kcal


  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas

Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce


  • Boil a large pot of salted water for your spaghetti. 
  • While water is boiling, in a skillet over medium high heat, fry bacon. When bacon is done to your liking, lay slices on paper towels to drain. Once cooled, dice into 1/2 inch pieces.
    4 slices bacon
  • Pour out all but 1 tsp of oil from skillet, add peas and stir gently over medium heat until heated through. Set peas aside in a bowl and cover to keep warm. 
    1/2 cup frozen peas
  • Rinse and wipe out skillet to remove grease. 
  • When water is boiling, add your pasta. Cook for 9 minutes or until al dente. When you drop pasta, you can start your sauce.
    8 oz spaghetti
  • Over medium heat, in cleaned skillet, melt butter. 
    5 tbsp butter
  • Add minced garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes. Whisk in Dijon mustard and lemon juice
    1 tsp minced garlic, 2 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Lower heat - Add heavy cream and parmesan cheese and boil until reduced by one-third.
    1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dice bacon 
  • Reserve 1 cup of pasta water, then drain pasta. 
  • Add drained pasta to the skillet over low heat and toss with cream sauce. Add in a little of the reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce and add creaminess. (I used about 1/3 cup)
  • Serve immediately, top with diced bacon, heated peas, grated Parmesan and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.


**We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**


Serving: 0.5recipeCalories: 919kcalCarbohydrates: 52.6gProtein: 34.8gFat: 63.9gSaturated Fat: 34.7gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 1852mgPotassium: 420mgFiber: 5.4gSugar: 3.1gCalcium: 315mgIron: 3mg
Keyword bacon, cheesecake factory, copycat, pasta
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