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Four-Cheese Chicken Carbonara

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a recipe I came up with when I had to either cook up a 3-pound package of lean thick-cut bacon or throw it out (which was NOT going to happen). I happened to have everything else on hand anyway. I've already had friends try this, and they loved it. I hope you do, too!"
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Ingredients

45 m servings 808
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Chop into small pieces when cool enough to handle.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and olive oil and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.
  3. While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large, deep skillet over low heat. Add chopped bacon, garlic, and 1 teaspoon pepper; saute until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium, add chicken, and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add whipping cream, Parmesan-Romano cheese, and remaining 2 teaspoons pepper to the skillet. Stir and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Add Colby Jack cheese and stir until melted. Stir in beaten eggs and bring to a simmer. Add drained pasta, stir until coated with sauce, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 808 calories; 56 44.2 34.2 235 736 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Delicious! FYI that it was a little peppery for one of my kids (not for me, though), so if you are serving this to little ones you might want to reduce the pepper. I also think it would be a gre...

Most helpful critical review

I would us 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon max, (and I like spice, but Black pepper can be bitter)

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Delicious! FYI that it was a little peppery for one of my kids (not for me, though), so if you are serving this to little ones you might want to reduce the pepper. I also think it would be a gre...

Looks like a good recipe, easy and delcious. Just one question, where are the other two cheeses in the recipe? the title says four cheeses

I would us 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon max, (and I like spice, but Black pepper can be bitter)

overall it was a dish i will make again. the only change i made I only used one egg not three. i used small penne noodles and bacon bits . everyone enjoyed it and i made copies of the recipe ...

It was a delicious recipe. I changed up the seasonings a small bit simply by adding Italian seasonings. Will reccomend it and definitely make it again!

I doubled the bacon and also added shrimp. It was amazing and very easy!

I made this recipe, with just a couple of time savers thrown in. Instead of chicken, I used cooked frozen shrimp (could also use Perdue Short Cuts), and instead of cooking bacon, I used Oscar M...

This was so good. Very rich and tasty. Perfect for a cold New England night. One of the other reviewers was right, way too much black pepper called for. I basically just eye balled it. But every...