Spaghetti Carbonara for Two Recipe
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Spaghetti Carbonara for Two Recipe

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When the temperature drops in Shawnee, Kansas, Melanie Hudson warms up with a comforting Italian classic. “As a zippy side or light entree, you simply can’t beat it for simplicity,” she notes. Serve with a tossed green salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Dash salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 394 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; discard drippings.
  2. In the same skillet, melt butter; stir in the cream, Parmesan cheese, pepper flakes, salt, pepper and bacon. Drain spaghetti; add to cream mixture and toss. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Spaghetti Carbonara in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p48

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 394 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2009

Followed the recipe and added shrimp and increased the sauce. It was a keeper

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