Rotini Bacon Carbonara

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One of my favorite pasta dishes is this Rotini Bacon Carbonara. I first had Carbonara at an authentic Italian restaurant and I just had to try to copy it! I used my own dehydrated garden basil with this dish but when summer comes I want to make it with our fresh basil. Either way, it is fabulous!

 

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In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook the bacon and drain the fat.

Add the flour to the bacon and stir well coating all the flour onto the bacon.

Add the frozen peas cooking until they thaw.

 

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In a large pot cook the pasta to your desired tenderness, then drain.

 

 

Add the cream, milk, salt (optional) and basil to the bacon pan.

Continue to cook until hot, thick and bubbly.

 

 

Add the pasta and mix well.

Add the cheese and stir until mixed in.

Let sit for five minutes stirring once more before serving.

 

Rotini Bacon Carbonara

  • Difficulty: intermediate
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Ingredients

  • 1# bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 heaping tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 # rotini pasta
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 Tbsp. dried basil more if fresh
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook the bacon and drain the fat.
  2. Add the flour stirring until the bacon is coated with the flour.
  3. Add the frozen peas cooking just until they thaw.
  4. Boil a large pot of water and cook the pasta until your desired tenderness.
  5. Drain the pasta.
  6. Add the cream, milk, salt (optional) and basil to the bacon pan. Continue cooking until hot, bubbly and thick.
  7. Add the pasta and mix well.
  8. Add the cheese and mix well.
  9. Let sit for five minutes, stir again then serve.

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Categories: Pasta, Pork/Ham

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