Olive Garden Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Olive Garden Spaghetti Carbonara is a nice change from plain old jarred tomato sauces and almost as easy to prepare.   Try our Olive Garden Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe soon.

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Olive Garden's Spaghetti Carbonara

  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 quart Milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 24 slices Bacon, extra thick
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 3 cup Mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons Scallions, finely minced
  • 1 pound Spaghetti, uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated


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

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