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Ingredients

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10 Slices Bacon
8 1/2 Cups Water
4 Garlic Cloves
1 lb Pasta
1 1/4 Cups Parmesan Cheese
3 Eggs
1 Egg Yolk
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Black Pepper

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Easy Pasta Carbonara

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  • 20 min
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • This Recipe Has Not Been Reviewed Yet.

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Within the first few months of relocating to Southern California, I went to dinner at a nice little Italian restaurant in Montecito, CA. I ordered the Pasta Carbonara. From that point forward it became one of my favorite dishes.

 

How to Make this Recipe

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In a large skillet, cook bacon until brown and crisp, reserving about 1 Tbsp of the bacon fat.

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In the skillet, sauté garlic about 30 seconds until lightly browned.

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Pour garlic into mixing bowl and add 1 Tbsp of bacon grease. Add eggs, egg yolk, parmesan and pepper to garlic mixtures and whisk until well combined.

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Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a large pot (no more than 8 cups).

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Add pasta and salt to boiling water and cook al dente. Drain pasta using a colander reserving pasta water in a bowl. Retain 1 Cup of pasta water and discard the rest. Place pasta in large empty bowl.

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Slowly pour and whisk 1/2 Cup pasta water into egg mixture then slowly pour mixture over pasta while tossing to coat. Add bacon and toss to combine. Salt to taste.

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Let pasta rest, tossing every few minutes until sauce has thickened. Thin with remaining water if needed.

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