Fettuccini Carbonara with Ham Recipe
Yields 6 to 8 servings.
- 16 ounces fettuccine or other pasta
- 2 large bay leaves
- 1 cup cooked, diced ham
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Dash of black pepper
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Chopped fresh parsley
- Chopped fresh basil
- In a large stockpot, cook pasta according to package directions, adding bay leaves to the water. Drain, and reserve 1/2 cup water.
- Heat ham in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring often. Transfer ham to a plate.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together eggs, salt, pepper, and Parmesan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, toss pasta with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Set aside.
- Add remaining olive oil to skillet, and heat over medium-low heat. Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute, being careful not to brown it. Stir in pasta and ham, and cook for 5 additional minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat to low, and add egg mixture and reserved pasta water. Toss to coat pasta, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
- Garnish with parsley and basil. Serve with additional Parmesan to the side.
For more recipes, see Recipes Using Ham.
Valerie Boese and her family live in northeast Nebraska, where they grow a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits. The family owns and operates TarBox Hollow Poultry.
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