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Easy and delicious.

Spaghetti Carbonara


Serves 4 to 6

* 1 pound spaghetti
* 1/4-1/2 pound bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces (I use 1/4 lb.)
* 2-3 large eggs (I use 2 large eggs)
* 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving (optional)
* Freshly ground black pepper


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and cook the spaghetti. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-low heat until just crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Skim off some of the fat. Drain the pasta, add to the bacon in the pan, and toss to combine.
2. Whisk together the eggs, cheese, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour into the (hot) pasta, and immediately combine thoroughly. (The hot pasta cooks the egg mixture.) Serve immediately with extra grated cheese, if desired.

42 posted on 01/01/2011 10:24:24 AM PST by maggief
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I got this recipe off a radio recipe show back in the early 80’s - this is my favorite and it’s always my birthday meal - I just ate a piece of leftovers - too good!

Spinach Mushroom Lasagna

1 lb Lasagna Noodles (I make 4 layers = 16)
2 - 10 ounce pkg Frozen Spinach
1 cup chopped Onions
2 cloves Garlic
12 ounces fresh Mushrooms
1 stick Butter
2 cups light cream
3 cups shredded Mozzarella
1/4 cup Flour
2 lbs Ricotta
3 eggs
1 cup Parmesan
1/3 cup chopped Parsley

Boil the noodles - set aside
Cook Spinach and drain well - set aside

In large skillet melt butter, add onions, mushrooms, garlic; cook until tender. Sprinkle flour over all, mix to incorporate. Gradually add the 2 cups of cream, stirring well. Cook 3-4 minutes until thick - add spinach-stir.

Cheese filling:
Combine ricotta, parmesan, 2 cups mozzarella, parsley and eggs - mix well.

Lightly grease 9X12 lasagna pan
One layer of noodles on bottom of pan
Spinach mixture - ricotta mixture - noodles - For 3-4 layers

Sprinkle remaining mozzarella on top
350’ oven for 35-40 minutes - remove, let rest for @10 min.

(If you see you are running out of sauce to fully coat the top layer -{I always get to that point} add some milk to make more of a sauce covering)

45 posted on 01/01/2011 10:46:19 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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