This is a home concoction we refer to as "Death on a Noodle". It is very heavy, but also filling and absolutely delicious. This can be a meal of its own, or a side dish for many people. There are some good stir-ins, such as sliced cooked chicken breast or fresh snow peas, that can be added in the last 5 minutes of simmering. It is important to use a wide, shallow pan because it will help the cream cook down and thicken. If you need to use a deeper saucepan, increase the cooking time in the step to simmer the cream.
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- 1Heat a 10-inch skillet (at least 2 inches deep) over medium heat.
- 2Slice the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces. Place the bacon in the skillet.
- 3While the bacon is frying, heat the cream (but not to a boil.) This can be done either in the microwave or on the stove top.
- 4Once the bacon is crisp, drain off all but 1-2 tbsp of the grease from the pan.
- 5Pour the cream over the bacon.
- 6Add a few grinds each of black and white pepper, and some crushed red pepper. A quick sprinkle of red pepper will add some flavor -- for a little more spice, use 1-2 teaspoons.
- 7Bring the cream to a simmer, and continue cooking for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 8While the cream sauce is simmering, boil water and prepare the pasta according to the package directions.
- 9When the pasta is done and drained, toss with the tablespoon of butter.
- 10Once the butter has melted, pour the cream sauce over the pasta and toss to coat.
- 11Serve with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese.
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Nutritional Facts for Fettuccine Alfredo Carbonara
Serving Size: 1 (205 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 5
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 790.3
- Calories from Fat 546
- Total Fat 60.6 g
- Saturated Fat 30.9 g
- Cholesterol 218.5 mg
- Sodium 443.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 46.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
- Sugars 1.2 g
- Protein 15.8 g