Spaghetti with Parmesan and Bacon

  • sohacomom Posted: 06/09/10
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    This is delicious. My kids who are very picky liked it as well so it has to go on my regular rotation. I did not use peas. I may try some capers next time just for color. Serve with green salad and garlic bread.

  • LoriInNC Posted: 02/14/10
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    This is fairly close to the recipe we usually use, but definitely healthier. Served with roasted asparagus and whole wheat dinner rolls.

  • Diana06 Posted: 09/14/10
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    This is a pretty typical dish. Fine, but nothing too special.

  • eem338787 Posted: 03/25/10
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    This was SO good! I rarely make anything more than once a month, but I ended up making this twice in one week because I loved it so much! The first time I used peas and bacon as called for, the second I subbed asparagus (roasted and tossed in at the end) for the peas, and added mushrooms (sauteed with the garlic). The latter was definitely my favorite, although any combo of protein and/or vegetable will work. Obviously the one-star reviewers didn't let the pan cool enough before they added the egg mixture...it's easy to do so be careful. Also, using anything but freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano will be a detriment to the final product. And if you use anything that comes in a green bottle...well, I weep for you haha

  • Cangar Posted: 04/06/09
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    This was a hit with the kids. I will make this again!

  • abbyandchris Posted: 08/06/09
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    Had a difficult time with the eggs. Plan to try it again and give the eggs another try. Flavor was great with the bacon and cheese (used a 3 cheese bland).

  • fittaraw Posted: 02/19/11
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    So very good and easy. Cooking the bacon was the only thing that took any time, so a good quick weeknight dinner.

  • evemarie Posted: 01/02/11
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    I followed this recipe exactly and ended up with scrambled egg bits. The recipe doesn't state to turn the heat down to low until after the pasta and egg mixture is added to the skillet, and I think that's where the problem lies. In addition, even using a 12" skillet, there was barely any room to toss the pasta, which compounded the problem of the eggs getting too hot. If I ever try this again, I might try adding the egg mixture to the hot pasta in the hot pasta pot, carbonara-style.

  • MargaretK Posted: 02/03/10
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    I really like this recipe. I thought it had a great peppery flavor and came out well. A nice easy dinner meal.

  • kcoultas1 Posted: 10/12/10
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    I would add half a bag of peas instead of a full one next time. The flavor was great. I substituted turkey bacon and it tasted great.

  • ssmr29 Posted: 11/23/10
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    This recipe was great and easy to make during the week. My whole family loved it. My husband (who loves rich food) said that it was even better than most full fat carbonara recipes. Highly recommended.

  • newcook5 Posted: 05/27/11
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    tried this last night, my sons and I found it not to be too bad. All of us agreed it was a bit bland and needed more salt or spices to get more flavor. Will make it again for sure but I think I will add either more cheese and more bacon. It was a great way to get my sons to eat peas! I also had let the hot water cooled down a bit so I didn't have a problem with the egg mixture going bad, also helped since my sons are in their 20's to help me out. Also used a big pan to mix all the ingredients together, a 12" pan is not going to cut it. I used a 24" pan which helped a lot, I'd say even a large pot so you can really stir things up would be better. Overall, I would say the longest part was cooking the bacon, but this is a recipe I will do again and add to my box. My sons already want me to do it again. I like it very much because I don't like traditional tomato sauce.

  • GayleR Posted: 10/27/11
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    I've made this recipe repeatedly. Hard to believe it's light with all the cheese and bacon. Would be good with extra peas and maybe some mushrooms. I do use the big spaghetti pot to mix it, since it tends to overflow the skillet.

  • khloemichelle Posted: 03/13/13
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    my family LOVED this recipe and i will definately make it again

  • elizpayton Posted: 07/27/12
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    This is a family favorite. It's definitely a go to during the week, even for casual entertaining.

  • ValentineMom Posted: 10/11/13
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    I saw other recipes online but this one I had all the ingredients and it was easy to make while the baby took a nap! It taste amazing! Thank you for quick meal to make for a mommy with 30 min napping baby!

  • Stacey1vg Posted: 12/02/13
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    This was just ok.

  • MaximusAndMe Posted: 10/15/13
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    Easy to make and delicious.

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