Simple Spaghetti Carbonara

Simple Spaghetti Carbonara
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This recipe from Jason Goldstein of Chop Happy only requires six ingredients most home cooks will already have in their kitchen. Feel free to make it your own by adding frozen peas or using a different type of pasta.Recipe courtesy of Jason Goldstein.
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spaghetti carbonara
Total time: 30 minutes
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound bacon, pancetta or guanciale
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Cook pasta to package instructions.
  2. Save 1/4 cup pasta water.
  3. On low heat, fry bacon in extra virgin olive oil for about 2 minutes.
  4. While the bacon cooks, mix eggs, Parmesan and pepper in a bowl.
  5. Add cooked pasta to the pot with bacon and oil.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Remove from heat and pour in cheese mixture and reserved pasta water.
  8. Mix quickly to combine and prevent eggs from scrambling for about 45 seconds.
  9. Top with more cheese and enjoy.