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Quick Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

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This is a wonderful tomato-less spaghetti which still has tons of flavor. The bacon has such a savory flavor which will make your family ask for seconds.—Janaan Cunningham, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 401 calories, 18 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 402 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in butter over medium heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low; add egg. cook and stir until egg mixture coats a metal spoon and reaches 160° (mixture will look like a soft frothy egg).
  2. Drain spaghetti and place in a bowl. Pour sauce over and sprinkle with bacon; toss gently to coat. Gently stir in cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spaghetti Carbonara in Country Woman May/June 2001, p24

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 401 calories, 18 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 402 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

This was very tasty and super quick to make. I used turkey bacon and 8 strips was way too much-which is saying a lot because we are bacon lovers. It may be because turkey bacon doesn't shrink as much but next time I will only use 4 strips of turkey bacon when making this recipe. To serve I dusted it with additional shaved parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper.

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