The Best Pasta Carbonara-With a Twist

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READY IN: 29mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook pasta in lightly salted water according to package directions.
  • Trim and cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces and add to boiling water during last 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain and keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, place bacon in a medium size nonstick skillet and cook over medium-high heat about 8 minutes, turning occasionally, or until slightly browned and crisp. Remove from pan with tongs and place on a plated lined with a paper towel.
  • In a small saucepan, whisk half-and-half, and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat about 8 minutes, whisking constantly, until temperature reaches 160 degrees on an instand-read termometer.
  • Stir in basil, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Add bacon to cooked pasta and asparagus.
  • Stir in creamy egg mixture. Stir in 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Spoon pasta into a serving bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Parmesan. Serve immediately.
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