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Spaghetti Carbonara

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.

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  1. That looks delicious! I had pasta carbonara at the Macaroni Grill once and loved it. Now thanks to your easy recipe I can make it at home. Thanks!
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  2. Looks Great! I will have to try this!
    Question: Is the recipe supposed to say 1/4 pound bacon….or is the 1/4 cup correct? Thanks!

    • @Cindi, Thank you for catching that! Yes, it is supposed to be 1/4 pound. I fixed it so that it is correct now. Thanks again for letting me know about the error.

  3. Do you have a favorite white wine to use for cooking? I am the same in that I don’t drink any wine regularly, but I enjoy foods that are prepared with it for, as you said, the “subtle depth of flavor.” I just haven’t done anything in a while.

    • @Jes, I am not sure I have a favorite brand of wine for cooking. I am far from an expert on that. 🙂 However, I discovered that many stores carry small bottles of wine. I prefer to buy those. They are 8 to 12 ounces, and I have found them in both white and red wine. I found that since I only use it for cooking, and even then not often, that I would buy a large bottle and six months later, it was still there 1/2 full and not tasting very well, even for use in cooking. Buying the smaller bottles, has really helped this. Yes, they are more money per ounce, but in the end I waste much less of it so it evens out. I hope that helps.

  4. FoodontheTable says:

    Can’t go wrong with parmesan and bacon. This looks great.
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  5. I just made this tonight and it was great. I made it with chicken stock instead of wine because I didnt have any. Thanks!

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