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Traditional spaghetti carbonara with a creamy twist. This recipe is a complete meal for 2 people, which can be made for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

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Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bucatini in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat a nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Add pancetta and cook on until tender and the fat has rendered. Remove from heat.

  • Ladle 1 cup pasta cooking water into a bowl; set aside.

  • Puree avocado in a bowl using a hand blender. Add 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, egg yolks, 2 teaspoons black pepper, and lemon juice. Stir well until sauce is creamy.

  • Use spaghetti tongs to add the pasta directly from the water to the pan with the pancetta, allowing a bit of pasta water to help thin the sauce. Toss the pasta in the skillet to coat the pasta with the pancetta. Add avocado sauce to the pasta, stirring constantly. Mix in reserved pasta water if necessary.

  • Divide pasta between 2 plates. Top with the remaining cheese and black pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

746 calories; 32.4 g total fat; 243 mg cholesterol; 603 mg sodium. 85.9 g carbohydrates; 29.6 g protein; Full Nutrition