Spaghetti Carbonara

I made this awhile back, but with the sickness that has not quite left the building (another dr visit today yay!) I’ve been a bit behind in my posting.

Spaghetti Carbonara is one of those deeply satisfying meals as its hearty, tastes great, requires almost no ingredients and is quick to make.

This is an easy sell to kids, it’s pasta, it has bacon and cheese and it looks like there is no sauce. 

Some people get nervous about the eggs in this dish as they are cooked by the heat of the pasta and reserve pasta water. Fear not! They ARE cooked!

This is what you’ll need;

3 large eggs

3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 pack bacon

3 garlic cloves, minced

pepper to taste

Cook your pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, whisk eggs and cream together until frothy. Add cheese and mix well. Set aside.

Cook bacon until crispy. Remove and chop. Reserve bacon grease in pan. 

Sauté garlic in bacon grease. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.

Working quickly, turn garlic off heat. Stir in pasta and slowly pour egg/cream/cheese mixture over stirring the whole time to coat and cook. Next slowly add pasta water still stirring pasta. Your pasta should now be coated, the sauce should be thickened! Top with bacon, mix through and add pepper to taste.

Delicious! (and SO easy!)


About emellt

I love all things food and my plan is to my children feel the same way, one meal at a time. By sharing my recipes, activities and adaptations of others, I hope to get my, and your kids in the kitchen!
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