Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Smoked mozzarella creates the flavor of pasta carbonara without the bacon. Shred the mozzarella as finely as possible so it will melt quickly. Juicy tomato slices drizzled with sweet-tart balsamic vinegar are ideal on the side.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta in boiling water 7 minutes; add asparagus; cook 2 minutes or until pasta is al dente and asparagus is crisp-tender. Drain.

Step 2

Combine milk, salt, black pepper, eggs, and garlic in a Dutch oven, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add pasta mixture; cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or until slightly thick and creamy, stirring constantly. Add cheeses, parsley, and red pepper; cook for 1 1/2 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring constantly. Serve immediately.

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