pasta cabonara

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By Nikki Weissenegger
from St petersburg, FL

I love pasta!!!! It is my weakness!! I really love it when not only I can make a pasta dish but make it inexpensive and easy! I have explored making pasta cabonara a number of times but I finally came up with a recipe that was so yummy and quick! There are ways of making it more healthy like for instance using fat free half and half, using whole wheat pasta using turkey bacon (I wouldn't advise it for this recipe) and adding more veggies if you are looking for a healthy alternative. Enjoy!!!

serves 6-8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For pasta cabonara

  • 5 c
    uncooked mostaccioli or penne (2 lb box)
  • 1 lb
    thick bacon, diced
  • 8 oz
    sliced mushrooms, fresh
  • 1 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 2/3 c
    butter
  • 5 clove
    garlic, smashed and minced
  • 14-16 dash
    hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c
    scallions, sliced
  • sea salt to taste
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How To Make pasta cabonara

  • 1
    Cook pasta as directed on package.
  • 2
    In a large skillet on medium heat cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towel to drain. Keeping the bacon drippings in the pan, brown the mushrooms and garlic for about a minute until the garlic is aromatic. Place mushrooms and garlic on the paper towel with the bacon and drain the bacon grease.
  • 3
    Add the half and half and butter to the pan until butter is melted. Once melted add the bacon, mushrooms, garlic, hot sauce, pasta and cheese until heated through stirring frequently until sauce is thickened. Remove from heat. Add sliced scallions as a topping.
  • 4
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