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Easy Carbonara Sauce

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"Quick way to make a really tasty carbonara-style pasta sauce. Serve over cooked pasta."
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30 m servings 231
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain all but about 2 tablespoons bacon drippings from skillet. Cook and stir onion with bacon in reserved drippings until onion is translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 minutes.
  2. Pour Alfredo sauce into onion-bacon mixture; rinse jar with the water and pour into skillet. Stir sauce with a wooden spoon, thoroughly scraping any brown bits of food from bottom of the skillet. Bring sauce to a simmer; add tomatoes. Simmer sauce until flavors blend, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 231 calories; 20.3 6.9 6.8 33 761 Full nutrition

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So delicious! And so quick to make! Perfect for a wholesome week night meal. I was concerned about the lack of seasonings, but due to the saltiness from the bacon, and the seasonings from the...

I totally made this last night!! It was amazing! I chose a roasted red pepper alfredo so I diced up some red pepper and sauted it with the onions!! Soooooooooo goooooood! Great recipe!

This was a great base recipe for carbonara! All I did different was use Oscar Meyer Turkey bacon ( it's the best) because I can't eat pork, added 2 cups peas to the sauce and used 1/2 cup dry wh...

This was delicious! I've been looking for an easy good recipe and had no luck until this one. It's great. Thank you!!!

This was pretty tasty. I did sub chicken broth for the water. My daughter loved it!

This was amazing!

I grilled chicken tenders and used a can of drained tomatoes. We LOVED this recipe. Will be making this again for sure!

Perfect....easy....delicious. I added frozen peas and a 1lb of chicken. Yummy.

This recipe was SO good and easy to make! I added baby shrimp, scallops and peas to my sauce and served it over steamed, mashed cauliflower (my family is eliminating pasta). It was amazing!!!