It’s possible to have a delicious dinner that’s quick to put together and is very satisfying.

HOW TO MAKE FETTUCCINE CARBONARA

The carbonara sauce is made at the same time it takes to bring water to a boil and the eight minutes required to cook the noodles or spiralize zucchini. If using freshly cooked pasta, you’ll need to cut 4 minutes off. The quantities are listed found in the recipe that’s printable at the bottom of this page.

PASTA CARBONARA INGREDIENTS

6 strips of bacon that have been cooked and then chopped.

Half cup thick cream.

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon olive.

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese.

In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the bacon. Cook until cooked but still flexible. Sauté shallots and garlic until they are soft. If you don’t have shallots chop the onion into small pieces and cook until the onion is tender and transparent.

Switch off the cooking. Mix cream with parmesan cheese, eggs, and yolks of an egg to the shallots, as well as bacon. Mix thoroughly.

Cook pasta to al dente in large pots that are salted. If you’re using fresh frozen pasta, it will take about 6 minutes. If it’s not frozen, then 4 minutes.

If you’re making the pasta ahead of time, remove the cooked pasta (reserve 1/2 cup of water), then rinse it off in cool water and sprinkle it over olive oil. This slows down the cooking process and also prevents the pasta from sticking. When the sauce is ready, you can add a bit of the water you have reserved and mix in the pasta.

If the sauce is ready at the time boiling the pasta: take the hot pasta straight out of the water, and place it directly into the cream-egg mix. If a small amount of cooking water from the pasta gets absorbed by the sauce, it’s fine. It’s because the starch present in water will aid in thickening it and produce a silky-smooth sauce.

Serve with drizzles of olive oil. Serve with parmesan and chopped parsley. Salt and pepper as desired.

EASY CARBONARA RECIPE VARIATIONS

You can spice up the carbonara with peas or mushrooms. You can substitute the fettuccine with any pasta to make Carbonara spaghetti as well as ziti carbonara. In black (squid ink), noodles are equally fun!

Grilled chicken or lightly sauteed garlic shrimp are wonderful options to add to carbonara. A piece of salmon stuffed over the top is also delicious.

Personally, I enjoy simple carbonara fettuccine with lots of garlic.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH CARBONARA?

Make it easy by serving it with rustic tomatoes, garlic bread, and a fresh Garlic Parmesan Salad. This salad resembles the classic Caesar salad but with no eggs or anchovies.

WINE AND DESSERT PAIRINGS FOR THIS FETTUCCINE CARBONARA RECIPE

A refreshing sauvignon blanc goes beautifully with this dish. For dessert, Keep the classic elegance feel going by serving fresh fruit and vanilla Ice cream.

I enjoy Fettuccine Carbonara, not just because it’s easy to make and quick, but because all of us (from 2-80) cannot get enough of it! Maybe it’s because of the bacon? Maybe it’s because of the lightness in the sauce? Perhaps that’s because of the butter?

What I do know is that it’s a hit every time it’s on the table, and I feel as if I’ve hit a one-two punch for our family! It’s creamy and smooth with a touch of fresh green and a hint of smoke.

If you’d like to create fresh pasta from scratch, I’ve put together an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial which will guide you through the process. A word of caution It is possible that you will never buy another pasta box for the rest of your life!

MORE EASY PASTA DISHES YOU’LL LOVE

Adult Mac and Cheese

Pasta Alfredo

Shrimp as well as Scallop Pasta cooked in hot tomato sauce

Brown Butter Sage Tortellini

Tortellini Soup

Cacio e Pepe (Cheese & Pepper)

Fettuccine Carbonara

Classic pasta dish. Simple to make using only 10 items. Yum. You can serve this dish as a meal with salad or serve it as a side dish. Every member of our family enjoys it! | www.lakesidetable.com

Time to prepare Time 10 mins Cook Time 30 minutes Calories 339 Kcal Author Madalaine

Ingredients

8 ounces fettuccini pasta

6 strips of bacon that have been cooked and then chopped

1 cup of heavy cream

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon olive

Salt and pepper

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

On medium-low heat, Place the bacon in the pan and cook until cooked but still flexible. Sauté shallots and garlic until they are soft.

Switch off the cooking. Mix cream with parmesan cheese, eggs, and parmesan cheese to the shallots as well as bacon. Mix thoroughly.

Boil pasta until al dente. If using fresh frozen pasta, it should take about 6 minutes. If it’s frozen, you’ll need 4 minutes.

Take pasta out of the pot and place it into the cream mix. If some of the pasta water is absorbed by the sauce, that’s okay. It’s because the starch present in the sauce will help to thicken the sauce. Stir it well and serve.

Serve with drizzles of olive oil. Serve with parmesan and chopped parsley. Salt and pepper as desired.

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