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Spaghetti Carbonara Ala Expat

Spaghetti Carbonara Ala Expat created by Bonnie G 2

unusual recipe with diced portabella mushrooms, green onions, red pepper flakes and bacon. i used 1% milk since i didn't have cream or half & half on hand and it worked great. in the interest of calories, I usually use the water i cooked the pasta with for the sauce anyways. **Note! I made this recipe using half a box of pasta since that's what I had on hand.** I made it with farfalle and it was great. I use a mix of the hard cheeses I have on hand-parmesan, pecorino, romano, etc.

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  • cook bacon until just shy of crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving 1 T grease to saute onions, garlic, mushrooms. Dice or crumble bacon into small pieces.
  • Saute onions, garlic, mushrooms in bacon fat on med to high heat until garlic golden brown and mushrooms cooked, about 5-10 minutes. Add red pepper flakes at last minute.
  • Cook pasta until al dente, approx 7 minutes.
  • Drain pasta, reserving approx 1/4 cup cooking water if not using milk or cream for sauce.
  • Immediately combine beaten eggs, sauteed stuff, liquid, bacon, and cheese with pasta, stirring well. Serve immediately.
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"unusual recipe with diced portabella mushrooms, green onions, red pepper flakes and bacon. i used 1% milk since i didn't have cream or half & half on hand and it worked great. in the interest of calories, I usually use the water i cooked the pasta with for the sauce anyways. **Note! I made this recipe using half a box of pasta since that's what I had on hand.** I made it with farfalle and it was great. I use a mix of the hard cheeses I have on hand-parmesan, pecorino, romano, etc."
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  1. Bonnie G 2
    Very good and good instructions, I do think next time I'd use cream as Papa D stated for added creaminess. This time I made as directed and it was thick and creamy and enjoyed by all.
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  2. Bonnie G 2
    Spaghetti Carbonara Ala Expat Created by Bonnie G 2
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  3. Papa D 1946-2012
    Spaghetti Carbonara Ala Expat Created by Papa D 1946-2012
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  4. Papa D 1946-2012
    This is a very good Carbonara recipe :) Made as written with a couple of adjustments, I omitted the red pepper flakes as they don't agree with me and only used 1 cup Parmesan cheese. To make again I'll use 8 ounces cream in place of the 1/4 cup milk. Thanks *Made for Spring 2010 PAC and Mediterranean Photo Tag*
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  5. Papa D 1946-2012
    Spaghetti Carbonara Ala Expat Created by Papa D 1946-2012
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