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CREAMY BACON CARBONARA

Recipe and Directions Courtesy of Get Off Your Butt And Bake!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup cream
  • cup grated Parmesan
  • Fresh diced parsley or dried flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ pound bacon fried crisp then crumbled
  • 1 small onion, chopped (optional)
  • ½ pound pasta

Instructions
 

  • Beat the eggs, cream, Parmesan, parsley, salt and the red pepper together in a bowl.  I just used a fork.  Fry the bacon until crisp, then crumble and set aside. 
  • With 1 -2 Tbsp. bacon grease, saute the onion and the mushrooms until the onions are translucent and golden. 
  • Drain the pasta and while still warm, add to the onions and mushrooms.  Pour cream mixture into the pasta, and stir over low heat for one to two minutes. (**I doubled the sauce recipe and I saved a bit of the pasta water, just in case my sauce got thicker than I liked – simply add a bit if you need it)  Don’t do this on high heat, or you will make scrambled eggs.
  • Crumble the crisp bacon over the top & serve with additional Parmesan. I hope that you make this. And that it brings your belly as much pleasure as it brought mine. I share because I love you. And if you don't want to be as sinful as I was, feel free to sub in a quinoa or rice pasta instead of homemade.