Spaghetti Carbonara (My Family's Recipe)

Shannon Benvenuti

By
@shannonbeth

This is my family's recipe. It is not the "authentic Roman" carbonara with the egg mixture.


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Serves:

4-6 people

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 stick
butter
1 c
heavy cream
1 c
white wine
2 Tbsp
minced garlic
1 large
onion
2 c
sliced mushrooms
1 lb
bacon
1 lb
cut ham
1 c
grated romano cheese
1 lb
fettuccine pasta

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Start cooking the fettuccine according to package directions.

Take bacon and fry it to fairly crisp (I, personally, cut it to pieces and then fry it).
2
Dice ham (I buy the already diced ham at the grocery for convenience) and toss it with the bacon. Get brown. Drain grease and set aside.
3
Over medium heat, take HALF stick of butter and add garlic. Cook approximately 2 minutes and then add in the onions until translucent. Add the other half stick of butter and then add the sliced mushrooms. Cooked for another 5-10 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked through.
4
Take the bacon and ham and add it to the garlic, onions, and mushrooms. Add the cup of wine. Heat for 2-3 minutes to let the alcohol burn off. Then add the cup of heavy cream.
5
When fettuccine is done, add the Romano cheese to the sauce mixture and stir constantly until well combined and you have a nice thick sauce.
6
Toss in the fettuccine or you can serve the fettuccine on individual plates and top with sauce. I personally toss it all together.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Heirloom