Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 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
  1. Serves 6
  2. 1 1/2 pounds spaghetti, uncooked
  3. 9 oz. turkey bacon -- finely chopped
  4. 4 1/2 cloves garlic -- pressed
  5. 1 cup dry white wine(or use white grape juice with a splash of vinegar)
  6. 1/2 cup half and half
  7. 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  8. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese- tossed with 1 tablespoon flour
  9. Salt and freshly ground pepper -- to taste
  10. Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking,
  11. cook the bacon and garlic in a small sauté pan over medium-low heat
  12. until the garlic is aromatic and the bacon is lightly browned, about 3
  13. to 4 minutes.
  14. Add the wine, increase heat, bring the wine to a boil and cook until
  15. it has reduced by half. Add the half and half and bring back up to a
  16. slight simmer (not much--it will break) and whisk in the Parmesan
  17. cheese mixture, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat.
  18. When pasta is done, drain it well and add it immediately to the bacon
  19. mixture. Add Parmesan cheese and toss quickly. Season with salt and
  20. freshly ground pepper and serve.
  21. Per Serving: 587 Calories; 12g Fat (19.6% calories from fat); 24g
  22. Protein; 87g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 43mg Cholesterol; 697mg
  23. Sodium. Exchanges: 5 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable;
  24. 1 Fat.