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Quick Bacon Feta Carbonara

This pasta is ultra-rich and so so good…not to mention super fast and easy. Throw a green salad on the side and you’re done.

start with bacon - it will always turn out tasty

start with bacon - it will always turn out tasty

Start the bacon frying and if you like, you can get the spaghettini boiling at the same time. For some reason it takes me a long time to cook bacon…I might be doing it wrong, haha.

cream and egg yolk - don't worry, you can just skip dessert

cream and egg yolk - don't worry, you can just skip dessert

In the meantime, start the sauce…

starting to look good

starting to look good

Before you drain the noodles, reserve 1/2 cup of the water. Add some spices to the bacon, then the noodles – and it’s almost done already.

toss a few times and it's done!

toss a few times and it's done!

You should get about six servings of this…spaghettini goes a long way. It’s good if you’re having friends over, but I think it’s even better if you get leftovers for lunch the next day 😉

done and done!

done and done!

Want the recipe? You definitely want to try this!

12 cups water
1 1/2 tsp salt
12 oz/340 g spaghettini
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 large egg yolks
1 tsp olive oil
4-6 bacon slices, diced
(or you could substitute with your favourite meat or sausage easily)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp pepper
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1. Boil water and salt in a large pot. Add pasta and boil uncovered, stirring occasionally until desired tenderness (about 9 minutes). Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Return pasta to pot and keep warm.

2. While pasta is boiling, heat oil in large frying pan on medium. Add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Meanwhile, whisk cream and egg yolks in a small bowl until combined. Set that aside.

3. Add garlic, ground nutmeg, and pepper to bacon. Heat and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add pasta, toss to coat. Add reserved cooking water to cream mixture. Stir, then add to frying pan. Toss to coat.

4. Add feta and parmesan, toss, and serve immediately. Goes well with a little extra pepper on top!

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