(Tip: To keep the sauce creamier, keep bout 1/3 of a cup the pasta's cooking water.). Remove from heat then add 1/2 cup of the cheese, egg whites and lots of fresh ground pepper. This looks amazing! store..turn off the burner and cover....a little s and p or a pinch of ceyanne....sooo good...sometimes I add frozen peas to the ham and onion mix...and taw them...or mic them a bit....this is so good...made with bacon and onions...but need to drain the fat some....a easy great dish with a salad or side of veggie!! It's a good mixture, that I am excited to make again. ), etc. Not all people appreciate the taste of beaten eggs in carbonara though. I didn't have any bacon but it was really nice and smooth and creamy, and very satisfying. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until nearly tender, about 8 minutes. A simple recipe with only few ingredients needed. Drain spaghetti; return to stockpot. Pasta Carbonara is a classic pasta dish made with bacon, parmesan cheese and eggs. Pasta alla Carbonara - easy and quick recipe. It’s also a great budget-friendly meal. Thanks a lot for the suggestion! Serve hot. While stirring, add the bacon with all its cooking juices, and add the egg mix. :) Thanks Peggy for your comment. Stir. Add the pasta, 1/2 cup reserved cooking water and the parmesan to the pot with the bacon. We make this whenever we have left over pasta but I prefer it with the penne since the little bits of scrambled egg can get trapped inside and make for yummy bites. Cut bacon into strips and add to … I love carbonara! Grandma lived with us, and on summer Sundays I would usually sleep until noon or even 1 pm. Bring 12 cups (3 liters) of water to a boil, then salt with 1 tbsp of salt. Serve hot. Drain off most of the fat. Set aside. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta following package directions until al dente. Add the cooked spaghetti and toss to coat in the bacon fat. If you like eggs and bacon, you'll love this recipe. Garnish with a sunny side up egg, a sprinkling of parsley and serve to be demolished whilst watching Peter Falk explain it all. I got addicted to this dish back in college and now ten years later I will downright crave it late at night. Thanks for sharing your memories of happy times with your grandma, and for her recipe. 6. Maybe would try using the entire box the next time or a thicker noodle such as fettucini. Robert Loescher from Michigan on December 28, 2012: Robie...I agree. Fry the onion and bacon for 10 minutes. (The eggs, bacon and cheese should stick to the pasta) . My kids love it too, and the best part is that it's a very nutritious dish, and keeps them full for a while. The creamy carbonara sauce can't be any simpler, it just uses eggs and parmesan, no actual cream. Robie Benve (author) from Ohio on January 11, 2012: Arlene, no worries! Robie Benve (author) from Ohio on November 05, 2012: Hi Heather, great to hear that you also eat this often and love it, it's my favorite quick meal to cook and eat, and always makes my kids happy. This dish was amazingly delicious! Dice the bacon. You're killing me with those calories, Robie, but I will give it a try when no one's watching me eat over the stove. Add in the egg / cheese mixture and 1/2 cup of the pasta water. :). So I had no breakfast on Sundays, I was going straight from sleeping status to sharing a yummy carbonara with grandma. :). If desired, sprinkle with additional cheese. This is great....at the cabin w/a glass of wine.. Thank you for this Hub! It’s easy, tasty, and the garlic adds quite a bit of flavor. Add wine or water, and cook until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Cook bacon, reserve, boil up pasta, drain and reserve some cooking water, beat a couple of eggs w/ your cheese, throw a tablespoon or two of the pasta water in, beat it, mix w/ the pasta, throw in the bacon, top with more cheese and lots and lots of pepper. This one was recently requested by our youngest daughter who barely remembers it but would like to enjoy it again.Have to admit I'm rather surprised at some reviewers' attempts to make this dish "healthy." Finish up with a generous dusting of Parmesan cheese on top. Pasta Carbonara with bacon lardons, parmesan cheese and eggs. Hope you enjoy it when nobody is watching or just the same in front of a crowd. Drain the pasta and immediately add it to the bowl with the eggs and toss well. Drain on … When the pasta is cooked, drain it using a colander, and immediately pour the drained pasta back in the same hot pot it came from. Drain well and crumble. Mix the pasta, bacon mixture and eggs together, then stir in the peas, milk and half the cheddar. I haven't made it yet but I plan on it,sounds really yummy to me,I think it would be good to with some green onions in it to.. Separate the egg whites and yolks. Toss gently to coat the pasta and cook the eggs. I'm so happy to see someone else also loves this dish. I have to try with the tri-color rotini, sounds yummy. 11 Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese Recipes, Do Not Sell My Personal Information – CA Residents, 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, Additional grated Parmesan cheese, optional. Cook over low heat until a thermometer reads 160°, stirring constantly (do not allow to simmer). Whilst the Pasta is Cooking Chop the bacon into smallish dice, add a tablespoon of the olive oil … In a bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. But I usually make a big batch because it always disappears in a hurry. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper. Something so easy and delicious with ingredients that are already in my kitchen. Mix in the bacon and hot oil, egg and Parmesan mixture and chopped parsley tossing lightly with tongs. When pasta is ready drain and reserve 1 cup of the pasta water. Drain the pasta and mix with the puréed herbs. For a creamier sauce add the heavy cream as well (optional). :). Arrange on plates and top with the eggs and bacon. Penne Carbonara, pasta with eggs, bacon, and Parmesan cheese. Mix. Cook pasta to al dente, according to package directions. Pour about 2 tablespoon of bacon fat from the pan into the pasta pot and heat to medium heat. In a small saucepan, whisk eggs and cream until blended. Add the pasta and around 2 tbsp of the pasta’s cooking liquid, add the parmesan cheese then mix until well combined. Add the eggs to pan, and mix well. :). Slowly toss the pasta until the pasta is coated. Season with salt if needed and freshly ground black pepper. Cook spaghetti according to package directions in a 6-qt. Oh and I also love this dish when we use tri-color rotini since it adds another dimension of flavor from the veggie-noodles. This is a nice dish with a tasty mixture of flavors. Add salted egg yolks mixture, bring it to a slow boil while continuously mixing. Short noodles, like penne, are much easier for kids (and adults) to grab with the fork, and much less messy to eat than some other noodles like spaghetti. Drain spaghetti; return to stockpot. I doesn't have to be overwhelmingly but just some spinach would be fabulous. You only need a few simple ingredients: dry pasta, garlic, eggs, Parmesan cheese, and a bit of olive oil. You could also mic some spinach or broccoli and add in...so good with a sprinkle of parm on top!!!! In a saucepan boil the pasta; when the pasta is cooked drain and add to a mixing bowl. I love that taste of home includes this type of recipe. Do you think it wiuld work the same with turkey bacon? While the eggs are cooling off, pour the already cooled down macaroni in to a large mixing bowl. Another reviewer's addition of onion when frying the bacon along with fresh ground pepper would be something I'd try if I make this again. I can see myself making this dish when I'm all alone around midnight. It does need a bit of green-- maybe parsley. ;) Since you are at it, you may even add a couple of tablespoons of heavy cream and make it even more delicious! How To Make Creamy Pasta With Bacon. This recipe barely has any ingredients and I wanted to almost add something extra but resisted. Cook the penne in the boiling water, according to cooking time on the package. Add the pasta to the skillet with the bacon and garlic mixture. Add the pan with bacon fat back onto the heat then add reserved pasta water and pasta to pan with bacon fat, toss and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. I remember her smile when she came to wake me up, sit at the feet of my bed, and ask if I wanted carbonara for lunch. It has a good blend of flavors and very simple to make. Break eggs into a large bowl, stir in parsley, salt, pepper and 60 grams (approximately 2 ounces) Parmesan. Add the eggs, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese to a large bowl and whisk well before adding slowly while tossing the hot pasta quickly to prevent it from scrambling. Bring 12 cups (3 liters) of water to a boil, then add 1 tbsp of salt. :). The typical carbonara is usually made with spaghetti, but you can make it with many other kinds of pasta; some ideas are linguine, rotini, bow ties, or penne. Transfer to a plate and repeat, using remaining oil and eggs and another 1/8 tsp salt. This is a simple and delicious dish, ready in only 15 minutes. For a creamier sauce, add the heavy cream (optional). Add bacon and garlic to the pan. The heat from the pasta will cook the eggs and create a creamy sauce. I made something similar by accident...I fried onion and chopped left over ham...then added cooked angel hair to the pot with the ham and onions...kept heat low and gently heated a bit, then added 1/2 and 1/2...just added enough to make a sauce, heated it gently...then added parmesan...good kind grated...and stirred it up...just a minute to melt the cheese( the 1/2 and 1/2 has to be heated..before adding the cheese)..don't over heat the cheese...when it starts to melt. 7. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. However, you can boil some eggs, if you don’t happen to have any leftovers. In a large skillet add the bacon and cook it until crisp then turn off the heat and remove the bacon with a slotted spoon then add the pasta and toss it in the bacon fat. Our daughter-in-law who works as a cardiac charge nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit of a large metro hospital has told me that cardiologists now recommend cooking with bacon fat! I think that angel hair pasta would be better for this recipe. box of thin spaghetti but didn't use all of the egg, cream, cheese mixture. Add butter to pan, and allow to melt. Thanks! eggs, fresh thyme, cream, egg yolks, Parmesan, bacon, olive oil and 4 more Stuffed pasta shells with Pumpkin Orange Sauce O Meu Tempero white pepper, coarse salt, water, chicken breasts, pumpkin, arugula and 8 more Buon appetito! This is my time--when everyone is asleep. As mentioned above I used leftover hard-boiled eggs to make this bacon and egg pasta salad. Ciao! You do not need any butter or oil as bacon has enough fat to get crispy. That's all she uses! Briefly reheat the bacon and garlic and stir it into the pasta. Note: I used 1/2 of a 16 oz. I will try this with julienne cut green peppers. We just have it with the pasta, egg, and parmesan cheese. Can't go wrong with eggs and bacon, right? If you like pasta, you will love this 20-minute Italian dish. Add bacon and cook, stirring until crisp, 3 to 4 min. Add the drained pasta, bacon and crushed red pepper to the pan and stir, breaking up the egg whites. I was skeptical about this recipe, but figured I would give it a try. Voted up :). Born and raised in Italy, Robie loves good, healthy food (even better if it's easy to cook). Add to the pasta the egg yolks, cheese and cream. Cook the diced bacon in a pan with 4 tablespoons of water on medium heat, for about 10 minutes, or until it gets a golden color. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Return to med heat, and stir CONTINUOUSLY, scraping egg from bottom, until eggs are scrambled well and cling to pasta. So, give up the disgusting whole wheat pasta (school kids throw away their lunches because of its horrible taste! Travel Chef from Manila on February 26, 2020: I love authentic style carbonara plus lots of parmesan and bacon! In large pasta bowl, combine eggs, … This is just the sort of dish to make when comfort is in order: when someone comes home with reports of a broken promise, or a broken ankle, or perhaps when theyre older, a broken heart. Fond memories come with this dish. Keep the pot on the medium heat stove for 1-2 minutes. Drain the cooked pasta using a colander, and immediately pour the drained pasta back in the same hot pot it came from, keeping some cooking water. The carbonara recipe presented here is the one that my grandma Antonia used to make for me when I was a teenager. Thanks for sharing your family recipe. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, 7 to 9 minutes. Unfortunately, I lost some of my issues of CW, TOH, & QC when we moved, along with some of our favorite recipes. It was just the two of us during summer. Feel free to substitute pancetta for the bacon. Cook over low heat until a thermometer reads 160°, stirring constantly (do not allow to simmer). You may add some grated Parmesan cheese on top of each plate. Most folks are surprised to see this combination of ingredients. Cook, stirring and adding more cooking water as … I tried this recipe today and my family loved it, children asked for seconds and thirds! In a bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. stockpot. Penne Carbonara is a very nutritious dish, a great go-to recipe for those occasions when you haven't much time to cook, but are very hungry and in the mood for a satisfying dish. Serve: Season with salt and pepper to taste. Voted up and everything else. A touch of veggies is perfect for this dish. Robie Benve (author) from Ohio on November 16, 2013: Our whole family loves this carbonara, I hope you enjoy it too! Cook the bacon in a pan with 4 tablespoons of water on medium heat, for about 10 minutes, or until it gets a golden color. No cream, no complicated sauces, just the real deal. Though it's not the optimal light-snack to eat after midnight! If you're looking for a little extra flavor, in conjunction with a heartier meal, try using diced roasted red peppers and chicken or shrimp. Add whatever flavor additions your family would like, but don't try to improve on a great recipe! Once the pasta is cooked reserve 2 1/2 cups of the pasta cooking water and then drain the pasta. Chantele and Julie from Wales on November 14, 2013: Cabonara is the best!! And I happen to have some bacon in the fridge... Might need to make this tomorrow. Place in serving plate, top with crispy bacon … Heather from Arizona on November 02, 2012: My husband and I eat this dish about once a week! Spaghetti with Eggs and Bacon Recipe photo by Taste of Home. Robie Benve (author) from Ohio on January 18, 2012: VengefulArt, you are right, breakfast pasta could be its middle name. Anything with pancetta really. Start to bring water to the boil. 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