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Creamy carbonara

A delicious dinner for one cooked in 15 minutes - what's not to love?
Creamy carbonara

Made with a few pantry staples and salty prosciutto, this fast carbonara recipe with cream is a fabulous dinner for one.

Pappardelle is flat, wide pasta ribbons sometimes having scalloped edges. Tagliatelle or fettuccine can be substituted.

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1.Cook pasta in a medium saucepan of boiling well salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of cooking liquid. Cover, keep warm.
2.Meanwhile, heat oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. Cook prosciutto, stirring, for 2 minutes or until crisp.
3.Combine eggs, cream and parmesan in a small bowl. Add egg mixture, reserved cooking liquid, half the parsley and half the prosciutto to pasta; toss gently to combine. Season to taste.
4.Serve topped with remaining parsley and parmesan.

Not suitable to freeze.

To cook pasta to the perfect al dente stage, take it off the heat and drain a couple of minutes before the recommended cooking time on the packet.


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