The origins of carbonara recipes come from Italy, and the word itself denotes a type of sauce made with pork, egg, and cream. The sauce can be enjoyed on pastas, pizzas, and other types of Italian fare.
March 08, 2016
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Recipe Have your bacon cooked and eggs ready when the pasta is done. For the creamiest sauce, you want a little of the water still clinging to the noodles when you add them to the eggs.
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Collard Green Carbonara
Collard Green Carbonara Recipe Pasta carbonara is the ultimate quick dinner. It's rich, satisfying, and works during the week but is worthy of weekend company.
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Pasta Carbonara Florentine
Pasta Carbonara Florentine Recipe Whisked eggs and Parmesan cheese are stirred into a skillet of just-cooked pasta to coat the noodles with a rich, creamy sauce. The spinach isn't traditional but adds color and a subtle earthy flavor twist.
Bucatini Carbonara Recipe Italian carbonara is famously rich, combining pancetta or guanciale, egg yolks and cheese. At Holeman and Finch, Linton Hopkins adds his own Southern accent to the dish with house-cured pork and local eggs.
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Pasta Carbonara Frittata
Pasta Carbonara Frittata Recipe This interesting take on a carbonara recipes treats it more as a skillet dish or casserole. The dish browns beautifully under the broiler for a hearty and satisfying weeknight dinner.
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Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe Silky with egg and melted cheese, freshened with parsley, and spiked with black pepper, spaghetti carbonara brings intense flavors into balance.
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Recipe This six-ingredient pasta recipe is the perfect speedy option for a busy week. This dish features bacon as well, which is always an enticing addition.
Spaghetti Carbonara with Pancetta
Recipe A small amount of the pasta's cooking water is whisked into the egg mixture to prevent the eggs from overcooking when added to the hot pasta. This procedure, called tempering, results in a rich, creamy sauce that easily coats the noodles.
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Linguine Carbonara Recipe The luxurious, velvety texture of a good pasta carbonara is ephemeral at best, so you must enjoy it right away. Tempering the egg with hot pasta water keeps the sauce creamy by preventing it from curdling. For a smoky taste, use bacon in place of pancetta.
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Pasta Carbonara Florentine
Pasta Carbonara Florentine Recipe Whisked eggs and Parmesan cheese are stirred into a skillet of just-cooked pasta to form a rich, creamy sauce that coats the noodles. The spinach isn't traditional but adds color and a subtly earthy flavor twist.
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Farfalle Carbonara Recipe This carbonara pasta dish features farfalle pasta, otherwise known as "bow-tie" pasta, along with bacon, and has a deliciously creamy and savory flavor.