No Bacon Carbonara
Have you ever wanted a warm bowl of pasta carbonara with that silky-smooth, delicious creamy sauce, but didn’t have time to fry up the bacon that is needed? Or wanted to make a quick and comforting pasta dinner that takes practically no time at all?
Well this “No Bacon” Carbonara is delicious and quick and doesn’t really miss the bacon at all.
How to Quickly Make a Delicious No Bacon Carbonara –
- Cook pasta and drain well reserving some of the cooking liquid.
- Add pasta back to the cooking pan and swirl in butter and reserved cooking liquid.
- Stir together the egg, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper; add to the pan and gently stir.
A simple dish of pasta carbonara that is delicious
- 12 oz. spaghetti
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
Cook 12 oz. pasta according to package directions but use less water than called for. Add 1 teaspoon soup base and salt to the cooking water.
2 large egg yolks
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
Drain the pasta and reserve about 1/4 cup of that delicious cooking liquid -
Quickly add hot pasta right back to the pan and put on a warm burner. Add the butter to the pasta and gently stir until the butter is melted. Add the reserved cooking water to the pasta and stir again.
Stir the egg, cream and cheese mixture into the hot pasta. Sprinkle with black pepper.
Serve with extra Parmesan Cheese!
There isn’t much that beats a warm bowl of perfectly made pasta. If you are missing adding vegetables to your pasta or dinner, add some warmed green peas or sauteed mushrooms.
Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish that is typically made with a hard cheese like Parmesan or Romano, fresh eggs, and Pancetta.
If you love this spaghetti dish as much as we do, look for a fresh block of Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Romano, that you can grate yourself. Fresh cheese in this dish makes an unbelievable difference.
Also, have lots of fresh black pepper on hand! Freshly grated if you have it.
Do you love spaghetti as much as we do but don’t have time to cook? Try our Spaghetti with Frozen Meatballs recipe that gets on the table quickly.