Ham Carbonara

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 467


1 (8-ounce) package spaghetti uncooked, vermicelli or linguini
10 ounces ham cooked
1/4 pound bacon lean
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
2 tablespoons parsley dried
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 eggs
1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
1/2 cup green olives sliced stuffed
Additional grated Parmesan cheese
Additional pepper
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)


Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain set aside.

Meanwhile, cut ham into strips about 2 x 1/2 x 1/4 inches (you will have about 2 cups) set aside.

In a large skillet or electric frying pan over medium-high heat, fry bacon until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels crumble and set aside. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings.

To skillet, add butter or margarine. Saute ham and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through and garlic is softened. Add cooked pasta, cooked bacon, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, dried parsley and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and toss with two forks or spoons until blended. Turn off heat under skillet.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat eggs and evaporated milk until well blended. Quickly pour over mixture in skillet, tossing constantly until pasta is coated and egg is set. Sprinkle with olives and additional Parmesan cheese and pepper. If desired, garnish with fresh parsley.

Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 467
Calories from Fat: 122

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