Ground Beef and Mushroom Carbonara

Ground Beef and Mushroom Carbonara

A takeoff on the traditional, this dish is rich and comforting.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

12
oz uncooked spaghetti
4
slices bacon
1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup whipping cream
3
pasteurized eggs, beaten
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package. Rinse spaghetti and return to Dutch oven; cover to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 8 to 9 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, leaving drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towel. Crumble bacon.
  3. In same skillet, cook beef, mushrooms, onion, garlic, salt and pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  4. Pour whipping cream over cooked spaghetti in Dutch oven. Cook over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until hot.
  5. Add beef mixture, bacon and eggs to spaghetti mixture. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, tossing mixture constantly, until spaghetti is well coated. Stir in cheese. Garnish with parsley.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you're not a fan of mushrooms, simply leave them out.
Using pasteurized eggs, which have been heat-treated, eliminates the risk of salmonella that can be contracted from raw eggs. Pasteurized eggs can be found in the dairy case at large supermarkets.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 610
    • (Calories from Fat 270),
  • Total Fat 30g
    • (Saturated Fat 15g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 195mg;
  • Sodium 920mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 55g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 30g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.