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Basically, this recipe is nothing more than bacon and eggs with pasta, and many versions of it exist -- some with the addition of cream and sometimes wine and parsley, too.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

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  • randynoseworth
    28 MAY, 2018
    I made this, as I had some in a restaurant the other day. I believe I drained the bacon grease and or water a little to much, as there wasn't much sauce to go around on the noodles, and I even used 1/2 cup of half and half with the eggs. But that didn't stop it from being a good meal. :) The fun thing about cooking is that you can always experiment around a bit to get things "just right". This dish went well with Roasted Brussel sprouts, salad and garlic bread. Mmm Mmm Mmm...
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  • ishaolinma4928149
    13 APR, 2018
    This is such a delicious recipe. I buy the boxed cooked bacon and micro wave for a few seconds This makes the recipe really fast and this type of bacon is delicious. The addition of eggs and some greens are a good idea.
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  • erinmarie78
    22 FEB, 2013
    Another amazing recipe from Lucinda Scala Quinn, THANK YOU! I made this last night for supper and it couldn't have been simpler! It appeared I had "nothing in the house to eat" but I always have these simple ingredients on hand was able to make a great supper for my kids, which they actually requested the leftovers for lunch today, that never happens! This is going into my recipe box, it's a keeper!
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  • 30love
    16 MAY, 2012
    One of my all-time favorite recipes - my whole family loves this and it is so easy. They ask for it every week! It is really yummy!
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  • tinker_brat
    15 JAN, 2012
    This is so simple and so delish....I drained most of the bacon fat and used the rest to brown a little garlic and wilt some spinache....before adding the pasta and egg cheese mixture....This is a great recipe for a quick tasy meal....we have five boys and one little girl and this is a croud pleaser in our family. This is such a simple recipe my 10 year old son can make it...I wouldn't pay attention to the complaint....
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  • barbarafox25
    2 SEP, 2011
    I agree with mrt! This IS the easiest AND tastiest recipe I have tried for spaghetti carbonara. It is one of my husband's favorite dishes so I have tried several recipes and this is easily the best and simplest; perfection. Occasionally, I will throw some frozen peas into the pasta water for the last 2 minutes of cooking to add a veggie. I find veggies far yummier when they're covered in "goo" as well. :)
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  • calebsgrammy
    19 AUG, 2011
    I've never had Spaghetti Carbonara so needless to say I've never made it. Being recently retired due to medical reasons I find myself watching a lot of cooking shows and falling in love with cooking! I just saw this particular episode today and thought it looked yummy and easy. I made it tonight. I added more fresh parmesan cheese and a little flat leaf parsley to the top before serving. It not only looked beautiful, it tasted wonderful! Thank you Lucinda for another winning recipe!
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  • mrt
    22 MAR, 2011
    We loved this recipe. It's the quickest, best Spaghetti Carbonara I have yet to find. I will be making this recipe again, and again, and again. Thanks Linda! :)
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  • Ediegourmet
    15 MAR, 2011
    Made this the other night. Quick and easy but I just might suggest to bring the eggs to room temperature prior to preparing the recipe. Although my pasta was hot and freshly made, the dish seemed to cool down rather quickly. I had to heat it up in a skillet and, of course, it changed the texture. Still delicious though, in fact, the "leftovers" are "what's for dinner" tonight with a salad and other miscellaneous leftovers in my fridge. Thanks LSQ!
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  • TresaSu
    5 FEB, 2011
    Kids and hubby loved it. I did too. Next time I might add the garlic suggested below. But we are huge garlic fans. I've made this twice already in a couple of months and it is a big hit. Fast, easy and good!
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