Creamy Carbonara

Creamy Carbonara

8 ounces spaghetti

6 oz ham, chopped

1/2 cup onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups half and half

2 large egg yolks

1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese freshly grated, plus more for garnish

1 tsp pepper freshly ground

4 tbsp basil chopped

In a large pot of salted boiling water, add pasta and cook according to package instructions

Drain and set aside

Add ham to a large skillet and sauté over medium-low heat until crisp, about 5-8 minutes

Transfer ham to a bowl and set aside

Add half and half to the skillet and bring to a simmer

Whisk the egg yolks into the half and half

Whisk in the Parmesan cheese

Stir in the black pepper

Add the cooked spaghetti, ham and basil to the skillet and toss well to combine 

Garnish with more Parmesan cheese if desired and serve immediately

You can also use bacon instead of ham in this dish

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