Carbonara Sauce

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This is not for someone on a diet; however, it’s very delicious and easy to make. You can lighten this up by using half-and-half instead of heavy cream and cut the cheese to 1/4 cup. Pour over rice noodles, quinoa pasta, or spaghetti squash.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 10 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 4 shallots, minced
  • 2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary or 1 tsp. dried, crumbled
  • 1 tsp. cracked black peppercorns

Directions

  • Cook the bacon over low heat until it is fried crisp, then remove it to paper towels to drain. Let it cool and crumble it. Reserve the fat.
  • Sauté the shallots in the bacon fat. Add the black pepper and cream. Bring to a boil and cook over medium-low heat until thick, about 4–5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the eggs and cheese. Whisk in a tablespoon of sauce. Continue to add sauce slowly, whisking constantly. Add the parsley, crumbled rosemary, crumbled bacon, and peppercorns.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 4 shallots, minced
  • 2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary or 1 tsp. dried, crumbled
  • 1 tsp. cracked black peppercorns

Directions

  • Cook the bacon over low heat until it is fried crisp, then remove it to paper towels to drain. Let it cool and crumble it. Reserve the fat.
  • Sauté the shallots in the bacon fat. Add the black pepper and cream. Bring to a boil and cook over medium-low heat until thick, about 4–5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the eggs and cheese. Whisk in a tablespoon of sauce. Continue to add sauce slowly, whisking constantly. Add the parsley, crumbled rosemary, crumbled bacon, and peppercorns.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories290
Total Fat26g
Saturated Fat13g
Cholesterol135mg
Sodium280mg
Total Carbohydrate7g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars4g
Protein9g