carbonara on fork
April 3, 2020

Gluten Free Pasta Carbonara

By Ange's Table

Thank the Good Lord, its Friday!!  Thank you Jesus for keeping us safe this week!

How are you all doing?  Did you have a safe, and productive week?  What have you learned about yourself in recent weeks?  Can you live without things that have been missing from store shelves?  Did your creative side get activated? 

I have been trying to use this time to reflect on myself.  Is there anything that I would like to work on, for me?  I am trying to be productive with my new brand, Ange’s Table.  Coming up with tasty recipes for all of us.

This has been a time to use what we have in our pantries to put a filling, nutritious and delicious meal on the table.  This pasta recipe is all about the pantry.  The traditional Italian version calls for pancetta.  I didn’t have any in the fridge, so thick cut bacon it is.  Besides, who’s gonna say no to bacon?

bacon for carbonara
Cook the bacon and onions while you boil your favorite pasta
fresh grated cheese for carbonara
If you will be eating cheese here, use a good quality Grana Padano
egg and cheese for carbonara
Mix the grated cheese and eggs in a heat proof container
pasta water for carbonara
Save some of that pasta water to create the most luscious sauce
tempered egg for carbonara
Use the hot pasta water to temper the egg mixture
mix tempered eggs into hot pasta
Add mixture to hot pasta
mix on stove with bacon carbonara
Mix in the bacon and onion mixture
mix continuously until bottom dry carbonara
Continuously mix over low heat until creamy and the bottom of the pot is dry
carbonara in bowl
Bacon and eggs on my pasta, Oh yeah!

Pasta Carbonara

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup pasta water
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Grana Padano cheese, or 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast for dairy free
  • 1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt Mix 
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon, cubed
  • 1/2 sweet vidalia onion
  • Favorite Gluten Free Pasta

Set water to boil.  Cook pasta according to package directions. Hold back 1 cup of pasta water before draining.

Cook bacon and onion until bacon is crispy and onions are translucent.

In a heat proof large measuring cup, mix eggs, salt and cheese.  Very slowly, add in reserved hot pasta water, whisking vigorously.  We want to gently heat up the eggs, so that we don’t wind up with scrambled eggs in our pasta.

Drain pasta, then add back to hot pot.  Stir in the bacon and onion mixture.  

With flame on low, slowly add in tempered egg mixture, making sure to mix continuously.  As it cooks, it will get thick and creamy. 

Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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