This Basil Carbonara is a quick and easy recipe you can whip up using ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. Important note: Cook the pasta after the sauce has been prepared. You need the pasta to be hot so it can cook the egg once mixed.
Start water to boil for pasta.
Blend, process, or chop basil until finely minced.
Fry bacon with garlic. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon and garlic and place in a bowl. Add eggs, half-and-half, basil, and Parmesan.
Cook pasta as directed, drain, then immediately add sauce while the pasta is still hot. Cover and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes. (The hot pasta cooks the egg.) Add salt and pepper and toss. Serve immediately with extra Parmesan.