No book about quick pastas would be complete without a version of this classic. It's made with little more than bacon and eggs. Slideshow: Quick Pasta
Variation: Classic Linguine Carbonara This carbonara would be equally delicious (and more authentic) using the same quantity of pancetta in place of the bacon.You can also substitute white wine for the red if you prefer.
An uncomplicated, fairly acidic and non-oaky white wine will cut through the richness of the bacon, eggs, and cheese in this dish. Either a vernaccia or a pinot bianco from Italy fits the bill.