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Main dishes

Classic Pasta Carbonara

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Got a crowd that wants pasta? Bacon? Creamy, Parmesan cheesy sauce? They'll relish this Classic Pasta Carbonara, ready to eat in just 25 minutes.
25 min
25 min
8 servings, 1 cup each

What You Need

lb.  spaghetti, uncooked
slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
cloves  garlic, minced
tsp.  freshly ground black pepper
cup  whipping cream
cups  KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese, divided
Tbsp.  chopped fresh parsley

Make It

COOK spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt.

MEANWHILE, cook and stir bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 3 Tbsp. drippings from skillet. Add garlic to drippings; cook 1 min. or until fragrant.

WHISK eggs in large bowl until blended. Drain spaghetti, reserving 3/4 cup cooking water. Gradually add reserved water to eggs, whisking constantly. Stir in pepper.

ADD spaghetti and cream to bacon mixture in skillet; mix lightly. Add eggs; cook and stir on low heat 1 min. or until heated through. Add 1 cup cheese; mix lightly. Spoon into serving bowl; top with remaining cheese and parsley.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Balance out a serving of this classic pasta with your favorite steamed vegetable.
Food Facts
The heat from the drained cooked spaghetti is needed to help cook the sauce in this tasty recipe.
For best results, use a large pot of water to cook the spaghetti, and stir the spaghetti occasionally as it cooks to help prevent it from clumping together.
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