Simple Spaghetti Carbonara

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Simple Spaghetti Carbonara
Tonight for dinner I made a dinner my hubby requested…Spaghetti Carbonara.  This is a simple recipe that kids love!

The best part is, I usually have all of these on hand which makes it even easier to whip up!
1 lb spaghetti
3 tbsp sea salt
6 oz thick cut bacon
4 egg yolks
5 oz shredded Italian Cheeses (Parm, Asiago,Romano)
1 tsp black pepper
Bring water to a boil with 3 tbsp sea salt.  While waiting for the water to boil, slice the bacon into thin slices and cook over medium heat, stirring often until crisp.  
Cook the spaghetti until al dente.  

In a separate bowl, whisk the 4 egg yolks with 2 tbsp of the cheese and 1 tsp of pepper. 

When the Spaghetti is done, scoop it out of the water and add directly to a large bowl with the egg mixture.  Stir this up quick as you don’t want the eggs to scramble.  You can add a little of the pasta water to your liking. 

Add 2 more tbsp of the cheese and continue to stir.  Add in the bacon and slowly add the rest of the cheese, reserve some of the cheese and bacon for the topping. 

You can also add some fresh spinach to stir in at the last minute…I am thinking peas would be good in this also…maybe add in some fresh diced tomatoes…the possibilities are endless.
Hope you enjoy!

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