This lighter carbonara makes a quick comfort food meal during warmer weather. Prosciutto takes the place of traditional guanciale, and stirring in a handful of nutritious baby spinach makes it a commendable choice for a weeknight dinner. 

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, heat oil and half of prosciutto over medium; cook, stirring occasionally, until prosciutto is crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels; crumble. In a bowl, whisk together whole eggs, yolks, and cheese.

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  • Cook pasta in a pot of salted boiling water 1 minute less than package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water, then drain. Slowly whisk 1/4 cup pasta water into egg mixture. Add pasta and spinach to skillet, then slowly add egg mixture to pasta.

  • Stir constantly over low heat until sauce thickens and clings evenly to pasta and spinach wilts slightly, 3 to 5 minutes; add more pasta water as needed to create a silky sauce. Stir in all prosciutto. Serve with more cheese and pepper.

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