Our favorite Pasta Carbonara is quick, easy and satisfying. Perfect for a busy night, but special enough for a dinner party!
Author Doug ~ twosugarbugs
6slicesplatter (thick cut) bacon
1cupfreshly shredded Parmesan cheesedivided
¾cuppeasfresh or frozen and warmed up
Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 425°F.
Place bacon on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked through and slightly crisp. (Or cook your bacon using your preferred method) Once bacon has cooled to touch, chop into bite size pieces and set aside.
Place egg yolks and heavy cream in a small bowl, whisk to combine and then stir in ¾ cup of Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water generously, then add pasta and cook until al dente (time will depend on the type of pasta you use, look at packaging for estimate time).
When the pasta is ready, drain, but reserve about ¼ cup of the pasta water. Immediately place hot pasta back in the pot and stir in egg and cream mixture, mixing until the sauce has coated all the pasta. Add in your bacon and peas and season to taste with salt and pepper. If the sauce is too thick, add in some of the reserved pasta water, a tablespoon at a time until sauce has loosened up. ** (I rarely have to add water)
Use remaining parmesan as a garnish on top of finished pasta.
**You can also add in sautéed mushrooms with the baconRecipe adapted from Jamie Oliver
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