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Fakin’ Bacon Spaghetti Carbonara


Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

So good it should be illegal.

Here’s a family favorite for you.  Growing up, this was my go-to birthday dinner – only now, years later, I’ve learned to adapt the recipe to make it veg-friendly.  It’s not a light, summery pasta by any stretch of the imagination.  It’s moderately heavy and extremely flavorful.

In my travels, I regularly order it just to see how it stacks up against momma’s.  So far, my mom wins every time.  In Italy, it’s usually even egg-ier than the recipe here, but they typically use a lighter meat (prosciutto instead of bacon, usually).  So, experiment.  Try more eggs, less eggs, more parm, more bacon (or veggie bacon) – that’s what cooking is all about.  This is my favorite carbonara recipe, but it certainly doesn’t have to be yours.

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