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Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is a traditional pasta, which is quick, easy and delicious, with Parmesan and Pecorino Cheese adding lots of flavor

Quick, easy delicious pasta dinner (with Bacon and TWO cheeses!)

Spaghetti Carbonara is one of my family’s favorite meals. Sharp Cheeses to add that amazing taste and of course there is the Bacon ! And who does not love Bacon ?

As a child and right into the time I left home, Bacon was reserved for breakfast. And breakfast only.

No pastas with Bacon, no sandwiches, I mean really, Bacon was served for breakfast only.

Quick, easy delicious pasta dinner (with Bacon and TWO cheeses!)

Could be because in those years, red meat, like Lamb and even Beef, were quite affordable and that is what we had for dinner.

Pork was thrown in every now and then, not so much Chicken though, come to think of it !

I think as time passed, food prices started to skyrocket and most every household began looking for cheaper, more affordable cuts of meat.

Not that I am saying Bacon is cheap, no not at all. The prices for Bacon has also gone through the roof lately.

An economical dinner recipe !

But a packet of Bacon ( 250 grams / 8 ounces ) can go a long way towards stretching a meal. Add a Cheese or two, even vegetables in some pasta recipes, and your dinner is much more economical and filling.

Quick, easy delicious pasta dinner (with Bacon and TWO cheeses!)

Pasta has to be one of the most versatile starches around. Looking at the amount of pasta recipes, in recipe books as well as all over the internet, we have a lot of pasta lovers all over the world.

Think Macaroni and Cheese. Every family has their favorite (or three !) recipe. We love all sorts of pastas, and try to use them in many different ways, from known recipes to the unknown to the accidentally discovered dishes.

Just think, how many times have you found a packet of Tagliatelle, Spaghetti, Screw Noodles or any of the others, in your pantry – had a look around what else is on hand and voila!

You come up with a new dish ? Yes, sometimes a thrown together dinner works, and other times not even the dogs want it!

I stuck to a known dish this time ( we have Spaghetti Carbonara at least once a month ), which is a no fail recipe – best of all, and my favorite kind – quick, easy and delicious.

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Quick, easy delicious pasta dinner (with Bacon and TWO cheeses!)

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Yield: 6 Servings

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is a traditional pasta, which is quick, easy and delicious, with Parmesan and Pecorino Cheese adding lots of flavor

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g Spaghetti, ( 16 oz )
  • 250 g Bacon, ( 8 oz )
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
  • 3 TB Butter, unsalted
  • 3 Extra-Large Eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the Spaghetti as per the instructions on the pack – (when done, retain 1/3 cup of the liquid).
  2. Meanwhile, fry the Bacon in a large skillet until crispy – break or cut into pieces – add the Butter and Garlic, cook over low heat for a few minutes.
  3. Add both the Cheeses to the beaten Eggs, stir to mix and add Salt and Black Pepper to taste.
  4. Drain the Spaghetti when done (remember to keep 1/3 cup of the hot liquid aside) and add the pasta to the Bacon in the skillet.
  5. Spoon a little of the hot retained pasta liquid into the Egg mixture, mix and repeat until you have a thick glossy sauce – add the Egg mixture to the hot Pasta/Bacon and mix well to combine (the heat of the Pasta will “cook” the Egg mixture).

Nutrition Information

Yield

6 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 470Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 164mgSodium 1085mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 26g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Season with more Salt and Pepper if needed and serve immediately.

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Miz Helen

Saturday 5th of January 2013

We love Spaghetti Carbonara and you recipe looks delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.Come Back Soon!Miz Helen

Diane

Friday 4th of January 2013

One of my all time favorite Italian dishes. I'm surprised I haven't made it on my blog. It is a little different than spaghetti and meatballs, yet kids still like it.

SamanthaD

Tuesday 1st of January 2013

Looks yummy!

Samhttp://cooksandcreates.blogspot.com

mail4rosey

Friday 28th of December 2012

This looks delicious!

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