Pesto Carbonara

Pesto Carbonara

Carbonara is a classic Italian pasta dish made with eggs, cheese, and bacon. We’ve taken this creamy dinner to the next level by infusing it with pesto and using crispy salami instead of bacon for more of a crunch. The results are a rich, delicious pasta dinner that is perfect for any occasion.

Yields2 Servings

Ingredients

 8 oz spaghetti
 10 slices salami, sliced into strips
 2 eggs
 ¾ cup parmesan, plus extra for garnish
 ¼ cup heavy cream
 ¼ tsp salt
 ½ tsp pepper
 ¼ cup prepared pesto, divided

Directions

1

In a large pot, cook the pasta according to package directions, reserving ½ cup of pasta water, before draining.

2

In a medium pan over medium heat, add the salami and cook for 3-5 minutes, until crispy, stirring occasionally, and set aside.

3

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, parmesan, heavy cream, and 2 tablespoons of pesto. Immediately, transfer the hot pasta to the egg mixture, working quickly to toss. If needed while mixing, add just a splash of the pasta water at a time as needed to loosen the sauce. Stir in the salami, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately and top with additional parmesan cheese and pesto.

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Ingredients

 8 oz spaghetti
 10 slices salami, sliced into strips
 2 eggs
 ¾ cup parmesan, plus extra for garnish
 ¼ cup heavy cream
 ¼ tsp salt
 ½ tsp pepper
 ¼ cup prepared pesto, divided

Directions

1

In a large pot, cook the pasta according to package directions, reserving ½ cup of pasta water, before draining.

2

In a medium pan over medium heat, add the salami and cook for 3-5 minutes, until crispy, stirring occasionally, and set aside.

3

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, parmesan, heavy cream, and 2 tablespoons of pesto. Immediately, transfer the hot pasta to the egg mixture, working quickly to toss. If needed while mixing, add just a splash of the pasta water at a time as needed to loosen the sauce. Stir in the salami, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately and top with additional parmesan cheese and pesto.

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