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Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara

If your kids balk at the idea of eating something with a name like pasta carbonara, tell them it's macaroni and cheese carbonara! There's definitely cheese in this creamy pasta concoction, and additional protein with the meat. It's a delicious dinner for the whole family to enjoy!


  • This recipe can be made with fettuccine, angel hair or linguine.


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Cooking Time20 min


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces sliced pancetta or 6 slices bacon cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 pound pasta (more or less according to your tastes)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over moderate heat.
  3. Add the pancetta or bacon and saute until crisp, 3 to 5 minutes; drain off all but a thin film of fat.
  4. Add the garlic and saute about 1 minute more.
  5. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks, cream, and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan.
  6. Add cooked, drained pasta to the skillet and pour in the cream mixture.
  7. Toss over low heat until the sauce thickens and coats the pasta, 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately, sprinkled generously with remaining Parmesan cheese, black pepper and parsley.

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My little one requested a spaghetti carbonara so I looked for a recipe, and found this one. Made this for dinner a few days ago, and it was great. My little was happy and said that this recipe has to go to my cooking book haha. His older brother agreed. )

This recipe is tricky for the kids because when you say Mac and Cheese, the macaroni and cheese combination comes to mind. However, this Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara recipe here does not use macaroni and you don't see the cheese. Actually, the dish has parmesan cheese and uses spaghetti instead of macaroni for the pasta which just tastes the same. Happy eating.

Being a lover of bacon, I'm always up for a good carbonara and this is a great recipe. I normally use fettuccini in mine, and like the other poster, in a pinch, I'll happily use some of the packaged cooked real bacon bits. But I do prefer to fry up some fresh bacon whenever possible. I love the flavor the Parmesan cheese gives it and this is really a great comfort food.

I love a carbonara. It is easy to make. I remember my young son used to call it 'basketti cabo nana'. He used to help me make it by beating the eggs and cream. This takes me back. I'm definitely making some very soon. If I dont have pancetta I used crispy bacon bits.

Adoro las pastas, y esta receta me encanto. Muchas gracias


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