The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Pumpkin Bacon Carbonara

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

4
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Pumpkin adds a fall twist to the classic pasta carbonara. This comforting, creamy pasta dish comes together quickly using staple ingredients: eggs, bacon, cheese, and pasta.

From Bridget Edwards of Bake at 350.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 Oz. Size) Pumpkin Puree
  • 2  Eggs, Room Temperature
  • 3  Egg Yolks, Room Temperature
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan, Divided
  • ¾ cups Grated Pecorino Romano
  • ¾ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Freshly Cracked Pepper
  • 6 slices To 8 Slices Thick-cut Bacon, Cut Into Pieces
  • 1 pound Spaghetti
  • Italian Parsley, For Garnish (optional)

Preparation

Drain pumpkin in a mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth for at least 1 hour. Press pumpkin down occasionally with the back of a spoon. Before using, squeeze cheesecloth to release most of the liquid. You should have 1/2 to 3/4 cup drained liquid.

Whisk strained pumpkin, eggs, egg yolks, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan, Pecorino Romano, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, cook bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towels and reserve bacon fat in pan.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Before draining, reserve 1 cup pasta water. Drain pasta.

Working quickly, whisk 1/4 cup hot pasta water into pumpkin/egg mixture to temper the eggs. Pour pasta back into hot pasta pot and add pumpkin mixture. Stir, using tongs, for several minutes, adding remaining pasta water as you go, until pasta is well-coated and cheese is melted. The sauce will become thick and creamy.

Add 2 tablespoons of the warm reserved bacon fat and stir. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Top pasta with reserved bacon, remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan, and Italian parsley. Serve immediately.

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Awesome Chicken Marinade
Profile Photo by Low Carb with Jennifer in Main Courses
This chicken marinade recipe for the grill or oven is so...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 3 Level: Easy


Smoked Gouda Pasta Carbonara
Profile Photo by Alycia Stray in Main Courses
Bacon, eggs, smoked Gouda, and pasta come together to make a...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 2 Level: Easy


Baked Cranberry Chicken
Profile Photo by Alycia Stray in Main Courses
Tangy, sweet, and easy to make. This Cranberry Chicken recipe is...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 2 Level: Easy


Pasta with Mushrooms and Prosciutto
Profile Photo by Sabrina Russo in Main Courses
Sometimes we all just need a comforting bowl of pasta. Pasta...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Egg Roll in a Bowl
Profile Photo by Low Carb with Jennifer in Main Courses
This Shrimp and Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl is an...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy