Take-out Tuesday, Salami Carbonara

Carbonara…it just might be the ultimate comfort food….😋

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If you’ve never made Carbonara, it’s a great thing to have in your repertoire

It’s the dish that chefs make most often for themselves after a long day in the kitchen

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It’s heavenly satisfying, a cinch to throw together, and a hit with all appetites

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If you have pasta, eggs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salami, ham, prosciutto or bacon, you’re in business

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Saute the salami and garlic {if using bacon, cook it until done then add the garlic for the last minute so it won’t burn}

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Combine the eggs and Parmesan cheese

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Cook the pasta and add a little to the egg-cheese mixture to temper the eggs {slowly warm without causing them to scramble}

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Then combine everything in the skillet with the salami and garlic.  Stir, adding a little pasta water to form a silky sauce.

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Season with salt and pepper

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garnish with parsley or basil

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Salami Carbonara

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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adapted from Martha Stewart

2 eggs

3/4 cup grated Parmesan

4 ounces salami

Olive oil

3 crushed garlic cloves

4-6 oz thin spaghetti

Salt and pepper

Chopped parsley or basil

Whisk together eggs and Parmesan in a large bowl. Cut salami into 1/2-inch strips.
Heat a skillet over medium-high, then coat with olive oil. Cook salami and garlic until salami is crisp. Cook spaghetti; before draining, reserve 1 cup pasta water.
Add a little hot pasta to egg mixture, to temper the eggs.  Then pour the egg mixture with the rest of the pasta into the skillet  with the salami and garlic. Toss, adding enough pasta water to coat pasta in a creamy sauce. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. Serve topped with a sprinkle of parsley and an extra sprinkle of cheese.

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for another printable version of Salami Carbonara click here

Be sure to check out my other 5 minute prep recipes on my 5 minute recipe Pinterest board here

Enjoy!

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13 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Salami Carbonara”
  1. Liz Mackie says:

    Sounds really good – thank you.

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  2. Mary says:

    I like your riff on carbonara with the addition of the salami Jenna! This is the ultimate comfort food :0

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  3. Jodi says:

    oh that looks and sounds DIVINE! I’m hungry for Carbonara now!

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  4. Love quick and easy pasta dishes – especially angel hair pasta. Sounds wonderful — it what’s for dinner tonight. Will let you know how it turns out. 😉

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  5. Debbie says:

    Oh how I adore Carbonara. So easy and tasty. Thanks for the reminder that I should make it soon.

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  6. Christine says:

    sooo hungry now..its lunchtime in WA!!! Do you cater???

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  7. Lynn says:

    Sounds good Jenna, I have been on a serious carb binge:@)

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  8. Can never get enough of pasta! ❤

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  9. LEXY says:

    Question – notice that the picture shows DRY SALAMI. Can deli sliced HARD SALAMI be used also? Would you use 4 oz. bacon to sub. for 4 oz salami? Or would you use more oz. for bacon?

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