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Easy Carbonara Sauce

Easy Carbonara Sauce

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Brigand13

Brigand13

Quick way to make a really tasty carbonara-style pasta sauce. Serve over cooked pasta.

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  • Calories:
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 761 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain all but about 2 tablespoons bacon drippings from skillet. Cook and stir onion with bacon in reserved drippings until onion is translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 minutes.
  2. Pour Alfredo sauce into onion-bacon mixture; rinse jar with the water and pour into skillet. Stir sauce with a wooden spoon, thoroughly scraping any brown bits of food from bottom of the skillet. Bring sauce to a simmer; add tomatoes. Simmer sauce until flavors blend, about 5 minutes.
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Reviews

Stella Reynoso
15

Stella Reynoso

2/15/2013

So delicious! And so quick to make! Perfect for a wholesome week night meal. I was concerned about the lack of seasonings, but due to the saltiness from the bacon, and the seasonings from the jar of sauce, it didn't need a single adjustment, and my kids ate two servings. We served this with thin whole wheat spaghetti and it paired beautifully.

Katie B.
6

Katie B.

2/28/2013

I totally made this last night!! It was amazing! I chose a roasted red pepper alfredo so I diced up some red pepper and sauted it with the onions!! Soooooooooo goooooood! Great recipe!

sarai
3

sarai

1/14/2014

This was a great base recipe for carbonara! All I did different was use Oscar Meyer Turkey bacon ( it's the best) because I can't eat pork, added 2 cups peas to the sauce and used 1/2 cup dry white white instead of water. I honestly didn't think it was going to come out as good as it did was pleasantly surprised. I only had the small rigatoni past, not spaghetti, and my husband and I actually preferred it as the sauce has somewhere to ooze out out of. Lol. He loved it. This was so easy it will definitely be a staple for us!

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