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Fettuccine Alla Carbonara, With No Cream Necessary

 
One serving costs about $4.07 One serving costs about $4.07

$4.07 per serving

1 people like this recipe

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This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,Italian,European
spoonacular Score:67%

Spoonacular Score: 67%

 

Forget going out to eat or ordering takeout every time you crave Mediterranean food. Try making Fettuccine Alla Carbonara, With No Cream Necessary at home. For $4.07 per serving, this recipe covers 37% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 1088 calories, 52g of protein, and 46g of fat. This recipe serves 2. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about about 45 minutes. It is brought to you by Foodista. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. Head to the store and pick up parmigiano reggiano, very eggs, bell pepper, and a few other things to make it today. It works well as a rather pricey main course. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 68%. This score is good. Similar recipes are Ridiculously Delicious Fettuccine Alla Carbonara, Spaghetti alla Carbonara, and Spaghetti alla Carbonara.

Frascati, Chablis, and Pinot Grigio are great choices for Pasta Carbonara. A crisp dry white wine balances out the richness of a creamy carbonara. Frascati is a Roman wine, which makes it an especially fitting choice to the Roman dish. One wine you could try is Principe Pallavicini Poggio Verde Frascati Superiore. It has 4.3 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 13 dollars.

Principe Pallavicini Poggio Verde Frascati Superiore

Bright, brilliant straw yellow. It has a broad and intense nose with notes of blossoms and tropical fruit. A full, soft palate with lingering aftertaste. Suitable for first courses, shellfish, white meats and fresh cheeses

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
0.67 lb
0.67 lb fresh dried fettuccine
fresh dried fettuccine
2
2  fresh eggs
fresh eggs
0.25 lb
0.25 lb pancetta
pancetta
1 cup
1 cup parmigiano reggiano
parmigiano reggiano
some
some kosher salt
kosher salt
some
some black bell pepper
black bell pepper
0.67 lb fresh dried fettuccine
0.67 lb
fresh dried fettuccine
2  fresh eggs
2
fresh eggs
0.25 lb pancetta
0.25 lb
pancetta
1 cup parmigiano reggiano
1 cup
parmigiano reggiano
some kosher salt
some
kosher salt
some black bell pepper
some
black bell pepper

Equipment

ladle
ladle
whisk
whisk
ladle
ladle
whisk
whisk


Instructions

Whisk the eggs, season with salt and a generous amount of black pepper, as the latter will provide the "carbon" look so classic to this dish, and set aside. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in salted water until a minute shy of al dente, reserving a ladle or two of the salted, starchy water. Then get to browning some pancetta and garlic, then adding a bit of pasta water and then the cooked pasta. Remove from the heat and crack in some eggs, stirring to cook them, and season with salt and pepper. Finish with the Parmigiano Reggiano, stir to combine, and serve immediately

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.07
Ingredient
⅔ pounds fresh dried fettuccine
2 fresh eggs
¼ pounds pancetta
1 cup parmigiano reggiano
some black bell pepper
Price
$0.65
$0.48
$4.54
$2.11
$0.37
$8.15

Tips

Health Tips

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

Green Tips

  • Some types of noodles (fettuccine, pappardelle, tagliatelle, etc.) are often made with eggs. Be sure to check the ingredient list if you're following a vegan or egg-free diet.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1087 Calories
52g Protein
46g Total Fat
112g Carbs
27% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1087
54%

Fat
46g
71%

  Saturated Fat
18g
118%

Carbohydrates
112g
38%

  Sugar
4g
6%

Cholesterol
362mg
121%

Sodium
1368mg
60%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
52g
105%

Selenium
155µg
222%

Phosphorus
889mg
89%

Manganese
1mg
68%

Calcium
675mg
68%

Vitamin C
47mg
58%

Vitamin A
1909IU
38%

Zinc
5mg
37%

Vitamin B6
0.71mg
35%

Vitamin B2
0.58mg
34%

Magnesium
126mg
32%

Vitamin B1
0.47mg
31%

Vitamin B3
5mg
30%

Vitamin B12
1µg
29%

Vitamin B5
2mg
27%

Copper
0.53mg
26%

Iron
4mg
25%

Fiber
5g
23%

Folate
85µg
21%

Potassium
666mg
19%

Vitamin E
1mg
13%

Vitamin D
1µg
12%

Vitamin K
3µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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