Ham Carbonara

Ham Carbonara

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 443.6
  • Total Fat: 21.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 152.2 mg
  • Sodium: 1,243.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 28.5 g

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A classic Italian pasta dish with bacon and ham tossed with egg and a creamy sauce. A classic Italian pasta dish with bacon and ham tossed with egg and a creamy sauce.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 8-ounce package spaghetti uncooked, vermicelli or linguini
    10 ounces ham cooked
    1/4 pound bacon lean
    2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    1 clove garlic minced
    1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
    2 tablespoons parsley dried
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    3 eggs
    1 5-ounce can evaporated milk
    1/2 cup green olives sliced stuffed (optional)
    Additional grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
    Additional pepper (optional)
    Chopped fresh parsley (optional


Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.

Meanwhile, cut ham into strips about 2 x 1/2 x 1/4 inches (you will have about 2 cups); set aside.

In a large skillet or electric frying pan over medium-high heat, fry bacon until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble and set aside. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings.

To skillet, add butter or margarine. Sauté ham and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through and garlic is softened. Add cooked pasta, cooked bacon, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, dried parsley and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and toss with two forks or spoons until blended. Turn off heat under skillet.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat eggs and evaporated milk until well blended. Quickly pour over mixture in skillet, tossing constantly until pasta is coated and egg is set. Sprinkle with olives (if you are using them) and additional Parmesan cheese and pepper. If desired, garnish with fresh parsley.

Serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMOFONESOFAR.

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    I made a few changes and enjoyed it. It needs a big salad on the side as doesn't include veggies. - 11/5/09

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  • Super! Although I skipped the bacon, the flavor of the lean smoked ham I used was overwhelmingly delicious. The milk gave this dish such a creaminess (though I used low fat evap.) which when topped with parmesan is heavenly. I'm certainly making this again. Thanks for sharing this recipe. - 8/23/09

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  • Awesome! Super easy to make. I bought the ham already cubed and used the real bacon crumbles you buy in the salad dressing section. From start to table it's ready in 30 minutes. It's very decadent tasting & very satisfying. - 7/14/09

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  • We made this with BacO's just for the bacon flavor, instead of bacon and some mixed veggies instead of the olives. it was pretty good and will most likely be making it again. - 6/16/09

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  • This was amazing.... will be making this over and over! - 5/21/09

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