Pasta Carbonara Recipe

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Pasta Carbonara
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  1. Cook pasta to an al dente texture and drain, setting aside 1/4 cup pasta water.
  2. Heat large skillet over moderate heat.
  3. Saute ham in a drizzle of oil until it warms through and begins to brown.
  4. Add measured olive oil, garlic, onion and crushed pepper flakes and saute 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add wine to the pan and reduce by half, 2 minutes.
  6. Seperately, beat together egg yolks, cheese and pepper.
  7. While whisking vigorously, stir in a ladle of the boiling pasta water.
  8. Add hot pasta to pan containing garlic mixture.
  9. Toss pasta with ham, add egg mixture and stir well 1 minute. Take off heat.
  10. Continue to mix pasta well until sauce is thickly coating the pasta.
  11. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 224.41 Kcal (940 kJ)
Calories from fat 106.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.8g 18%
Cholesterol 72.52mg 24%
Sodium 368.38mg 15%
Potassium 105.17mg 2%
Total Carbs 11.72g 4%
Sugars 2.08g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.21g 13%
Protein 12.56g 25%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 3%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 106mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 141.49 Kcal (592 kJ)
Calories from fat 66.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.44g 18%
Cholesterol 45.72mg 24%
Sodium 232.27mg 15%
Potassium 66.31mg 2%
Total Carbs 7.39g 4%
Sugars 1.31g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.03g 13%
Protein 7.92g 25%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 3%
Iron 0.2mg 2%
Calcium 66.8mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.8
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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