Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara


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Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 pounds spaghetti, uncooked

9 oz. turkey bacon -- finely chopped

4 1/2 cloves garlic -- pressed

1 cup dry white wine(or use white grape juice with a splash of vinegar)

1/2 cup half and half

1/2 cup chopped parsley

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese- tossed with 1 tablespoon flour

Salt and freshly ground pepper -- to taste


Directions

Serves 6


1 1/2 pounds spaghetti, uncooked


9 oz. turkey bacon -- finely chopped


4 1/2 cloves garlic -- pressed


1 cup dry white wine(or use white grape juice with a splash of vinegar)


1/2 cup half and half


1/2 cup chopped parsley


1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese- tossed with 1 tablespoon flour


Salt and freshly ground pepper -- to taste


Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking,


cook the bacon and garlic in a small sauté pan over medium-low heat


until the garlic is aromatic and the bacon is lightly browned, about 3


to 4 minutes.


Add the wine, increase heat, bring the wine to a boil and cook until


it has reduced by half. Add the half and half and bring back up to a


slight simmer (not much--it will break) and whisk in the Parmesan


cheese mixture, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat.


When pasta is done, drain it well and add it immediately to the bacon


mixture. Add Parmesan cheese and toss quickly. Season with salt and


freshly ground pepper and serve.


Per Serving: 587 Calories; 12g Fat (19.6% calories from fat); 24g


Protein; 87g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 43mg Cholesterol; 697mg


Sodium. Exchanges: 5 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable;


1 Fat.


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