I love spaghetti carbonara. It is a perfect quick and easy meal.
I have another Spaghetti Carbonara on this site. It is a great recipe and my family enjoys it. However, I think I may have a new favorite Spaghetti Carbonara.
Since going gluten free, I find myself tweaking and trying different things with main dish recipes. I have found that if I really maximize the flavor of the main dish, we do not miss the bread, or other side dishes, that we can no longer have. If the main dish is really flavorful, and the star of the meal, then it really does not feel like we are missing anything.
I recently saw a recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara in a Rachael Ray magazine. She changed her Spaghetti Carbonara up a little by using white wine in it. I thought this sounded like a great idea because I knew that it would add a lot of flavor to it.
I decided to just use a basic Spaghetti Carbonara recipe, but add wine to it. The results were wonderful. In fact it was the best that I have ever made.
The wine added just a little something extra and different to it. It gave it an extra depth of flavor, yet it didn’t taste like wine.
I don’t like wine. I like to use it in cooking for extra flavor and for tenderizing, however I do not like my food to taste like wine. I like it to give it just a subtle depth of flavor without being overpowering. This recipe does just that.
- ¼ pound bacon, cut into pieces
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup white wine
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lb of spaghetti noodles
- Cook noodles according to directions on the package and drain. When noodles are done reserve ½ cup of pasta water.
- Meanwhile cook bacon until lightly browned.
- Drain off most of the fat. You so want to leave about 2 tablespoons of it though.
- Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
- Carefully and slowly add wine.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes or until wine has reduced by about 1/2.
- In a large bowl combine eggs and cheese.
- Working quickly, add hot pasta to egg and cheese mixture. Stir until combined.
- Then add bacon/wine mixture.
- Add reserved pasta water to achieve desired consistency. I like to add about ¼ cup of reserved water.
- Serve and enjoy!