Pasta with Bacon and Cream:
Step-by-Step Recipe
Pasta with bacon and cream is a classic Italian dish that combines the rich flavor of bacon with the creaminess of the sauce. It's the perfect choice for a quick yet satisfying lunch or dinner. The dish is easy and quick to prepare, and its taste will undoubtedly please the whole family.

Preparation Time: Approximately 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy
Pasta with Bacon and Cream
Pasta with Bacon and Cream
Pasta with Bacon and Cream
Pasta with Bacon and Cream

  • Pasta (spaghetti, penne, or any other type) — 400 g
  • Bacon (or pancetta) — 200 g
  • Heavy cream (20-30% fat) — 200 ml
  • Parmesan cheese (grated) — 50 g
  • Onion (optional) — 1 piece
  • Garlic — 2 cloves
  • Olive oil — for frying
  • Salt, pepper — to taste
  • Herbs (parsley, basil) — for garnish
Preparation Method:

  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil, add salt, and cook the pasta until al dente (follow the instructions on the package).
  2. Cut the bacon into small pieces.
  3. On a medium heat skillet, fry the bacon until crispy.
  4. If using onions, finely chop and add them to the bacon, frying until softened. Add minced garlic and fry for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. To the skillet with bacon, add the cream, heat until it simmers, then reduce the heat.
  6. Add grated Parmesan, stir, and cook on low heat until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the sauce, gently mix.

Serve the pasta hot, garnished with herbs. Pasta with bacon and cream is an ideal dish for those seeking something simple yet refined and satisfying. Enjoy its tender creamy taste and aromatic bacon.
Cooking Secrets:

  • Use quality bacon and fresh cream. Choosing good bacon significantly enhances the dish's flavor. Pancetta or Italian bacon will add a more traditional and rich taste.
  • Cook the pasta al dente to prevent it from becoming mushy when mixed with the sauce.
  • Save some pasta cooking water and add it to the sauce. Starchy water helps the sauce better combine with the pasta, making it smoother.
  • Fry the bacon until crispy, but don't overcook to avoid bitterness.
  • Cook the cream on low heat to prevent curdling. Add Parmesan after removing the sauce from heat to ensure even melting.
  • Add garlic a couple of minutes before finishing frying the bacon to prevent it from burning.
  • Adding fresh herbs like parsley or basil at the end of cooking will add freshness and aroma to the dish.
  • Pasta with bacon and cream is best served immediately after preparation while the sauce is hot and aromatic.
Follow these tips to prepare a truly delicious and aromatic pasta with bacon and cream that will delight all lovers of Italian cuisine.

Bon appétit!

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