Spaghetti Carbonara

  • stacylynn Posted: 06/23/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I really like this recipe & my picky 7 year old loves it. I do double the sauce & ham amounts, & saute the garlic before adding the ham to the skillet. Last time I added fresh peas since we had them from our CSA box. I do wish 4 stars was not "worthy of a special occasion" or that half stars were possible. This is a great weeknight dinner, but I'm not sure I'd serve it at a dinner. Served with flax bread & salad.

  • NCYankee Posted: 12/02/09
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    A good recipe if you have leftover holiday ham. Otherwise, I greatly prefer a (turkey) bacon version. I added peas per earlier reviewers and would also recommend adding them.

  • detailaddict Posted: 12/29/11
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    This is my go-to recipe for leftover ham. It is simple and quick to put together (unless you make your own spaghetti :) ), and as other reviewers have mentioned it can be dressed up with peas, broccoli, etc. I usually cut back a bit on the amount of pasta, and most recently I used salt-cured ham (and was thus able to omit the salt in the recipe), and served it with Spring Pea and Bean Salad.

  • SusanK99 Posted: 02/26/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Needed more garlic.

  • Algebra2tutor Posted: 12/27/13
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    I have served this to friends as a light supper. They loved it. It is so easy and hubby requests this a lot. Have cooked up some pancetta and crumbled it to sprinkle on top, which dresses it up a bit. Serve with a good green salad and some good bread.


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