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Orecchiette Carbonara

 
One serving costs about $1.48

$1.48 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,Italian,European
spoonacular Score:55%

Spoonacular Score: 55%

 

Orecchiette Carbonara might be just the Mediterranean recipe you are searching for. For $1.44 per serving, this recipe covers 21% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This main course has 481 calories, 20g of protein, and 19g of fat per serving. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. Head to the store and pick up kosher salt and pepper, orecchiette, freshly peas, 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. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 59%. This score is solid. Try Orecchiette Carbonara with Charred Brussels Sprouts, Orecchiette Carbonara With Scallions And Sundried Tomatoes, and Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe (Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa) for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
4 slice
4 slice diced applewood smoked bacon
diced applewood smoked bacon
1 cup
1 cup cremini mushrooms
cremini mushrooms
2 large
2 large eggs
eggs
some
some black kosher salt
black kosher salt
2 medium
2 medium green white leeks
green white leeks
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
3.33 cups
3.33 cups orecchiette
orecchiette
0.5 cups
0.5 cups parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp italian parsley
italian parsley
0.5 cups
0.5 cups green peas
green peas
4 slice diced applewood smoked bacon
4 slice
diced applewood smoked bacon
1 cup cremini mushrooms
1 cup
cremini mushrooms
2 large eggs
2 large
eggs
some black kosher salt
some
black kosher salt
2 medium green white leeks
2 medium
green white leeks
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
3.33 cups orecchiette
3.33 cups
orecchiette
0.5 cups parmesan cheese
0.5 cups
parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp italian parsley
1 Tbsp
italian parsley
0.5 cups green peas
0.5 cups
green peas

Equipment

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


Instructions

  1. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from skillet if necessary. Add mushrooms and saute over medium heat about 3 minutes. Add green peas and saute for 2 more minutes. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and add leeks and saut over about 6 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid.
  3. Whisk eggs and 1/2 cup Parmesan in medium bowl to blend; gradually whisk in 1/4 cup pasta cooking liquid. Add pasta to leeks and mushroom mixture in skillet and stir to heat. Remove skillet from heat. Pour egg mixture over pasta and stir until sauce is just creamy and eggs are no longer raw, about 2 minutes. (Return skillet to very low heat if egg mixture is runny; do not overcook or eggs will curdle.) Add some of remaining 1/4 cup pasta cooking liquid to pasta if needed to moisten. Stir in bacon and parsley. Serve pasta, passing additional cheese separately.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.57
Ingredient
4 slices diced applewood smoked bacon
1 cup cremini mushrooms
2 larges eggs
2 mediums green white leeks
1 tablespoon olive oil
250 grams orecchiette
½ cups parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon italian parsley
½ cups green peas
Price
$1.13
$0.40
$0.62
$0.67
$0.17
$1.43
$1.05
$0.16
$0.64
$6.27

Tips

Health Tips

  • 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.

  • 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

  • You might have heard that you should never wash mushrooms. Before you spend your precious time wiping down mushroom after mushroom with a towel, you should probably know that this is mostly a myth. While mushrooms can absorb a little water if you soak them long enough, the amount absorbed from a quick wash is not going to have much of an impact on your dish.

  • 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 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.

  • Surprising tip: you will end up with better bacon if you add water to the skillet when cooking it on the stovetop. For large amounts of bacon, you can also prepare bacon in the oven.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)

  • 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
490 Calories
21g Protein
19g Total Fat
57g Carbs
16% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
490
25%

Fat
19g
30%

  Saturated Fat
6g
41%

Carbohydrates
57g
19%

  Sugar
4g
6%

Cholesterol
128mg
43%

Sodium
595mg
26%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
21g
42%

Selenium
60µg
87%

Manganese
0.9mg
45%

Vitamin K
44µg
42%

Phosphorus
350mg
35%

Vitamin A
1223IU
24%

Calcium
213mg
21%

Vitamin B2
0.35mg
21%

Copper
0.39mg
20%

Vitamin B6
0.36mg
18%

Folate
71µg
18%

Vitamin C
13mg
17%

Magnesium
65mg
16%

Vitamin B3
3mg
16%

Iron
2mg
16%

Zinc
2mg
16%

Fiber
3g
15%

Vitamin B1
0.23mg
15%

Potassium
444mg
13%

Vitamin B5
1mg
12%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Vitamin B12
0.53µg
9%

Vitamin D
0.74µg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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