This angel hair pasta is quick, easy, and is made with great ingredients you almost always have on hand!
If you’ve ever been to Italy, you’ll discover that Fettuccine Alfredo is actually an American invention. But never fear: their rich creamy pasta is to die for! Carbonara uses eggs and cheese to create a creamy coating on every noodle. Top it off with some of your favorite bacon variation, and you’ve got a hearty meal that will be gobbled up in no time.
The biggest challenge with carbonara is to not scramble your eggs. That struggle is real. BUT, not only do I think I’ve prevented that possibility with the reserved pasta water, but also…it still tastes good even if you scramble them a little…I promise! “Tempering” the eggs with some pasta water that you took out of the pan a few minutes ago will help prepare them for the heat of the noodles. Also, not having a heat source on during that time will also assist! Feel free to reach out though, if you’re having some issues, and I can try to help.
Local Spotlight: Our new favorite bacon is from Prairie Creek Farms. You may remember them from the sausage balls recipe. I’m telling ya…it’s good. As always, trusty eggs from the farmers market make this recipe especially yellow! These are from 7K Family Farms (formerly Koehn’s Grassfed).
I love this recipe because I almost always have eggs and cheese laying around. I’ve even made it without bacon before (although that might be a sin in the eyes of some!) Holler if you make these fast noodles for yourself or your fan!
Angel Hair Carbonara
- 3 farm fresh eggs
- 4 strips of bacon
- 1 T. butter
- 1/3 C. shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 C. reserved pasta water
- 1/3 C shredded Parmesan
- 1/2 t. sea salt
- 1/4 t. black pepper
- 3/4 lb. angel hair pasta
- Cook bacon to desired crispness. Chop and set aside.
- Boil a pot of water and cook pasta according to directions. Drain and reserve 1/2 C. of pasta water.
- Combine eggs cheese and butter in a small bowl.
- Temper egg mixture with the pasta water, while stirring.
- Pour egg mixture over warm noodles and toss with tongs until noodles are well coated.
- Stir in bacon, or add to the top of each dish.