Pasta Carbonara

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A true pasta carbonara does not contain cream, the Pioneer Woman has a recipe is a tasty one that does include cream. Today I am going to show you a recipe that resembles the classic version of this recipe. It is a simple dish with a few ingredients but the taste is a complex mixture of goodness. This recipe is from one of my favorite food bloggers!

There has been recent reports of bacon being unhealthy for us, but when has bacon really been healthy? Moderation is key and this dish allows me to satisfy the craving. When a dish calls for bacon, my go-to is Trader Joe’s Uncured Apple-wood Smoked Bacon. A tip, cook all the bacon at once and just freeze or keep the rest you don’t use in a Tupperware. It’s a bit of a hassle to cook bacon, this allows me to do it only once and be able to add it to dishes easily. I use our Breville Smart Convection Oven to cook the bacon and find it to be the easiest way. I lay it evenly in an oven safe tray and bake it for approximately 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees, flipping the bacon half-way through.

Feel free to add peas to this dish and extra Parmesan cheese too!


*this recipe is for one person, multiply the ingredients as needed

  • 2 oz (small handful)  dry spaghetti pasta
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed and minced
  • 1 strip bacon (good quality–preferably applewood smoked)
  • generous grating of fresh Parmesan cheese

For directions click here

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