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This Pasta Carbonara Recipe Will Be the One That Your Family Clamors For Time and Again

After a long day, it can be tempting to order take-out for dinner. Instead of settling, the team at Savannah West Apartments in Kansas City, Missouri would like to suggest this delicious and nutritious alternative!

What is a recipe that tastes rich and delicious, but only requires a few ingredients? Well, Italians have relied upon the egg-based recipe that we now know as Pasta Carbonara for a fulfilling meal since the 1940s. Consisting of pasta, bacon, and cheese, Pasta Carbonara is very affordable, while also serving up thick, creamy, and carb-y goodness. Plus, you’ll love the fact that this recipe is mostly prepared, using just one pan. Once you try it, you won’t hesitate to add it to your regular rotation of pasta favorites.

Ingredients:
• 8-ounces dried spaghetti
• 2 large eggs
• ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 4 slices of bacon, diced
• 4 teaspoons minced garlic
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• Chopped fresh parsley, to taste

Directions:
1. First, boil a large pot of water and cook the pasta according to package instructions. Once done, reserve ½ cup of the starchy water and drain the rest well.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the two eggs and grated Parmesan. Set aside.
3. Now, it’s time to fry up the bacon. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the bacon. Cook until the meat is brown and crispy. Do not remove from pan once done.
4. Stir the minced garlic in with the cooked bacon. Keep cooking the garlic until it’s slightly browned and giving off a strong, mouthwatering aroma. Then, reduce heat to low.
5. With the bacon and garlic still in the pan, work quickly to add the cooked pasta and egg mixture. (Take too long, and your eggs will cook in place, instead of evenly coating the pasta!) Toss everything to combine.
6. Add reserved pasta water, one tablespoon at a time, until the pasta reaches your desired consistency. Add salt, pepper, and chopped parsley to taste.
7. Serve immediately with a bit of extra Parmesan on top, if desired.

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