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Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta Carbonara recipe? Learn how to make Pasta Carbonara using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by abswim

Makes 1 serving



Heavy meal if you have a lot of calories to spare. Pretty darn good. From Epicurious

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta Carbonara

2 slices bacon cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 pound spaghetti
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/3 cup grated Parmigiano
1 tablespoons chopped tarragon or parsley
1 large egg

Recipe Directions for Pasta Carbonara

  1. Cook bacon in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.

  2. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in a 4-quart saucepan of salted boiling water until al dente. Reserve 1/3 cup cooking water, then transfer spaghetti with tongs to a small bowl, shaking off excess water, and keep pan of water simmering.

  3. Pour off all but 2 teaspoons bacon fat from skillet, then whisk butter into fat in skillet over medium heat. Add spaghetti, reserved cooking water, cheese, and a rounded 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened and almost completely absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes. Add bacon and 1 tablespoon tarragon and toss. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Break egg into a cup and gently slide into water. Poach at a bare simmer to desired doneness (we prefer a firm white with a runny yolk, 2 to 3 minutes).

  5. Serve pasta topped with egg (transfer using a slotted spoon). Sprinkle with remaining tarragon if desired.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 222.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
674
Calories from Fat
269
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
29.9g
46%
Saturated Fat
14.4g
72%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
354mg
118%
Sodium
912mg
38%
Potassium
334mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
64.0g
21%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
0.7g
Protein
36.1g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 42% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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