Spaghetti Carbonara

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A carbonara sauce is typically made with bacon, eggs, and cheese. We've added a little half-and-half for a silky texture.

Prep time: 30 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Yield: Serves 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 8 ounces bacon (8 slices) cut 1 inch thick crosswise
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half

Directions

  1. Set a large pot of water to boil (for pasta). In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 8 to 12 minutes; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.
  2. Salt boiling water generously; add pasta and cook until al dente, according to package instructions.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together eggs, Parmesan, and half-and-half. Set aside.
  4. Drain pasta, 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 (heat from pasta will cook eggs). Serve immediately, sprinkled with additional Parmesan cheese.

Tips/Techniques

Note: Before using arugula, always wash it well in several changes of cold water, until you no longer see any grit in the bottom of the bowl.

Nutrition Info

Per serving: 397 calories; 7.8 grams fat; 18.9 grams protein; 64.9 grams carbohydrates; 11.1 grams fiber
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