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Spaghetti Carbonara with Cremini Mushrooms and Poached Egg Recipe

Featuring eggs in two different ways, this spaghetti carbonara with cremini mushrooms and poached egg recipe is the ultimate comfort food. Recipe courtesy Sonali of The Foodie Physician.

Servings: 4

Active time: 20 minutes

Total time:


  • 8 oz whole wheat spaghetti
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oz dried pancetta
  • 6 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 1/2 c freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s), poached
  • 2 Tbsp chives or parsley, finely chopped (optional)


  1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add pancetta and cook until browned. Add mushrooms and cook until just softened, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute until fragrant.
  3. Drain spaghetti; add to pancetta and mushroom mixture pan and toss to coat.
  4. Beat 2 eggs and cheese together in a small bowl. Remove the sauté pan from the heat and pour the egg and cheese mixture into the pasta, stirring it constantly with tongs until eggs thicken and form a creamy sauce. Keep pasta in constant motion so eggs don’t scramble. Add some pasta water to thin out sauce as needed until it reaches desired consistency. Season pasta with salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Divide the pasta among four bowls and top each with a warm poached egg. Garnish with fresh chives or parsley, if using.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/4 of recipe)
Total Servings 4

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 440
Calories from Fat 170
Total Fat 19g (29% DV)
Saturated Fat 6g (30% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 300mg (100% DV)
Sodium 650mg (27% DV)
45g (15% DV)
Dietary Fiber 7g (28% DV)
Sugars 2g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 20%
Iron 20%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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