Saturday, September 11, 2010

Spahetti Carbonara

While I'm not a huge fan of Carbonara dishes, my husband is and I knew he would like this Spaghetti Carbonara. It was tasty and a huge hit with him! My only tip is to read through the recipe and have everything ready to go when the pasta is finished cooking. You have to move quick when you are mixing everything together.

1 pound spaghetti (I use a whole grain spaghetti)
8 ounces bacon (8 slices cut into 1 inch pieces) *(I use turkey bacon)
3 large eggs
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1/2 cup half and half
salt and pepper to taste

Set a large pot of water to boil. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel and set aside. Salt water and add pasta cooking according to package instructions. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, Parmesan cheese, and half and half. Drain pasta when al dente (or softer if you prefer), leaving some water clinging to it. Working quickly, add hot pasta to egg mixture. Add bacon; season with salt and pepper, and toss all to combine (the heat from the pasta will cook the eggs). Serve immediately , sprinkled with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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