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Hurry-Up Ham Carbonara Recipe

This pleasing pasta from Romona Parris of Marietta Georgia will satisfy your taste buds and your pocketbook. "Try adding frozen peas or sliced mushrooms for even more flavor," she suggests. Priced at 96 cents a plate, it's bound to make regular appearances at your table.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) angel hair pasta
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup stick margarine, melted
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion in oil. Add the ham, broth and margarine; heat through.
  • 2. Drain pasta; add to ham mixture. Add egg yolks; cook until the eggs are completely set. Sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan cheese; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 582 calories, 34 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 133 mg cholesterol, 873 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.