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Linguine Alla Carbonara

 
One serving costs about $1.71

$1.71 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,Italian,European
spoonacular Score:70%

Spoonacular Score: 70%

 

The recipe Linguine Alla Carbonara could satisfy your Mediterranean craving in around 30 minutes. One serving contains 651 calories, 30g of protein, and 19g of fat. This recipe serves 4 and costs $1.34 per serving. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. It works well as a main course. Head to the store and pick up parsley, eggs, garlic cloves, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the eggs you could follow this main course with the Rose Levy Beranbaum's Chocolate Tomato Cake with Mystery Ganache as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 58%. This score is pretty good. Try Linguine alla Carbonara, Spaghetti alla Carbonara, and Fettuccine Alla Carbonara for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
4 strips
4 strips diced bacon
diced bacon
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps dried chili flakes
dried chili flakes
2
2  fresh eggs
fresh eggs
2
2  diced garlic cloves
diced garlic cloves
some
some kosher salt
kosher salt
1 lb
1 lb linguine
linguine
1 cup
1 cup parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps italian fresh parsley
italian fresh parsley
some
some bell pepper
bell pepper
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps shallots
shallots
4 strips diced bacon
4 strips
diced bacon
0.25 tsps dried chili flakes
0.25 tsps
dried chili flakes
2  fresh eggs
2
fresh eggs
2  diced garlic cloves
2
diced garlic cloves
some kosher salt
some
kosher salt
1 lb linguine
1 lb
linguine
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup
parmesan cheese
2 Tbsps italian fresh parsley
2 Tbsps
italian fresh parsley
some bell pepper
some
bell pepper
3 Tbsps shallots
3 Tbsps
shallots

Equipment

slotted spoon
slotted spoon
paper towels
paper towels
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot
slotted spoon
slotted spoon
paper towels
paper towels
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and parmesan cheese. Once combined, mix in parsley. Set bowl aside.
  2. Add bacon to a large pan and turn burner to medium heat. Slowly saut the bacon until it becomes crispy and the fat has rendered downabout 10 minutes. While the bacon is browning, begin boiling the linguine in a large pot of salted water. Once bacon is finished, use a slotted spoon and transfer it to a plate covered with paper towels. Reserve one tablespoon of bacon drippings in the pan and discard the rest. Saut shallots in the bacon drippings until translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional two minutes. Add chili flakes and cook for an additional minute. Transfer shallots/garlic mixture to a bowl.
  3. Once cooked, drain the hot pasta and quickly toss it in the eggs/cheese mixture until the sauce has thickened. Add all but two tablespoons of the crispy bacon and shallots/garlic mixture. Continue to mix until all items have been thoroughly incorporated. Check for seasonings and adjust with salt and pepper accordingly. Plate the pasta and sprinkle with extra cheese, parsley, and remaining bacon. Serve immediately.
  4. Note: It is important to use the freshest eggs possible when making Carbonara. The heat from the hot pasta will warm the eggs but not thoroughly cook it. If you are wary of eggs that are not fully cooked, then Carbonara may not be the dish for you.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.71
Ingredient
4 strips diced bacon
¼ teaspoons dried chili flakes
2 fresh eggs
2 diced garlic cloves
1 pound linguine
1 cup parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons italian fresh parsley
some bell pepper
3 tablespoons shallots
Price
$1.13
$0.03
$0.48
$0.13
$0.97
$2.11
$0.32
$1.50
$0.17
$6.83

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.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • 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!

  • Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.

  • get more health tips

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 you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.

  • 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.

  • If you don't have shallots, you can try substituting leek, onion, or green onion along with a clove of garlic. The flavor won't be the same, but it should do in a pinch.

  • 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.

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Green Tips

  • 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
673 Calories
30g Protein
19g Total Fat
92g Carbs
28% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
673
34%

Fat
19g
30%

  Saturated Fat
8g
50%

Carbohydrates
92g
31%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
113mg
38%

Sodium
785mg
34%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
30g
61%

Selenium
88µg
127%

Vitamin C
98mg
120%

Manganese
1mg
59%

Vitamin A
2860IU
57%

Phosphorus
490mg
49%

Vitamin K
37µg
36%

Calcium
347mg
35%

Vitamin B6
0.55mg
27%

Fiber
5g
22%

Magnesium
88mg
22%

Zinc
3mg
21%

Vitamin B2
0.34mg
20%

Copper
0.39mg
19%

Vitamin B3
3mg
18%

Folate
72µg
18%

Potassium
551mg
16%

Vitamin B1
0.23mg
15%

Iron
2mg
15%

Vitamin B5
1mg
13%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Vitamin B12
0.61µg
10%

Vitamin D
0.65µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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