Spaghetti Alla Carbonara Recipe

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Submitted by andygeorge

Makes 4 servings



Italian pasta dish based on eggs, cheese (pecorino or parmesan), bacon (guanciale or pancetta), and black pepper

Recipe Ingredients for Spaghetti alla Carbonara

6.4 oz Spaghetti
8 slice Extra Lean Turkey Bacon
2 large Egg, Whole
0.25 cup Parsley
2 dash Pepper, Black
2 dash Salt, Table

Recipe Directions for Spaghetti alla Carbonara

  1. Prepare the sauce while the pasta is cooking to ensure that the spaghetti will be hot and ready when the sauce is finished; it is very important that the pasta is hot when adding the egg mixture, so that the heat of the pasta cooks the raw eggs in the sauce.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender yet firm (as they say in Italian "al dente.") Drain the pasta well, reserving 1/2 cup of the starchy cooking water to use in the sauce if you wish.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium flame. Add the pancetta and saute for about 3 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and the fat is rendered. Toss the garlic into the fat and saute for less than 1 minute to soften.

  4. Add the hot, drained spaghetti to the pan and toss for 2 minutes to coat the strands in the bacon fat. Beat the eggs and Parmesan together in a mixing bowl, stirring well to prevent lumps. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the egg/cheese mixture into the pasta, whisking quickly until the eggs thicken, but do not scramble (this is done off the heat to ensure this does not happen.) Thin out the sauce with a bit of the reserved pasta water, until it reaches desired consistency. Season the carbonara with several turns of freshly ground black pepper and taste for salt. Mound the spaghetti carbonara into warm serving bowls and garnish with chopped parsley. Pass more cheese around the table.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 105.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
152
Calories from Fat
37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.1g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
126mg
42%
Sodium
410mg
17%
Potassium
73mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
14.4g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
11.9g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 2% Iron 6%
* 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
92% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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