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Kicked up Carbonara with penne

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Serves 6 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 30 total

Why I Love This Recipe

I learned how to make carbonara a long time ago..its pure comfort food in my book. As with most recipes, I like to add a twist to it. This is a simple fast and delicious meal!

Ingredients You'll Need

1 lb penne pasta (any pasta will do though)
2 tbs of oil
4 oz of bacon chopped up
4 cloves gaarlic finely chopped
2 large eggs
1 cup grated pecorino romano cheese
Itlaian flat leaf parsley chopped
1 small onion chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
8 oz of fresh baby spinach


Boil water and cook pasta. Reserve 1 cup of the water.

Meanwhile, using a large skillet

Heat olive oil and cook the bacon.

add the onion and red bell pepper and cook till soft

throw in the spinach and cook till wilted

add the garlic and cook less than a minute

Add the pasta to the pan and coat well with all the ingredients

In a small bowl beat the eggs and cheese together really well, if it seems a bit thick you can add a bit of water or milk

Remove the pan of macaroni from the heat.

Slowly add the egg mixture to the pan and stir quickly and a lot

Add as much of the reserved pasta water as you need to get the cosistancy you like, it should be creamy.

Add lots of black pepper and garnish with the chopped parsley.

Serve immediately!

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