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Mushroom and Leek Spaghetti Carbonara

Leeks and fresh mushrooms have been added to this classic Spaghetti alla Carbonara dish, and it’s a twist that we’ll be twirling on our forks for dinners to come.

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
5 slices pancetta or thick cut bacon – cubed
1 leek – thinly sliced
8 ounces fresh mushrooms – sliced
2 whole eggs + 2 additional egg yolks – beaten
1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
kosher salt/fresh cracked black pepper
1 pound spaghetti

Directions:

1. Place a large pot of generously salted water onto boil. Once boiling, add spaghetti and cook until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water prior to draining.
2. Into a large saute pan add oil and heat over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel. Set aside.
3. To pan add: leeks and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Saute until mushrooms have softened. Remove pan from heat.
4. Into a small bowl add eggs and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Transfer spaghetti to saute pan. Toss to combine. Add egg mixture. Toss to combine. If mixture it too thick add some of the reserved pasta water.
6. Garnish with additional black pepper and additional cheese if desired.