Rigatoni Carbonara Recipe with Calabrian Chili Sauce

Rigatoni Carbonara Recipe with Calabrian Chili Sauce

The bold and spicy flavors of Italy, right at your dinner table. Try this new take on a classic favorite! Carbonara is re-invented with rigatoni pasta and Calabrian chili sauce. Perfect to impress at a dinner party or just for yourself, this spicy pasta will keep everyone coming back for more.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 box of rigatoni pasta
1 jar tomato and basil sauce
4 Calabrian chiles in oil, minced
2 teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped
2 eggs
½ cup grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon black pepper
4 strips thick-cut bacon, cut into ¼-inch strips
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 

Directions

  1. Place medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add jar of tomato and basil sauce, Calabrian Chilies and oregano, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. While sauce is simmering, cook pasta according to package directions; drain reserving  ½ cup of pasta water and keep pasta hot.
  3. Beat eggs, Parmesan (reserving 1 tablespoon for garnish) and black pepper in small bowl and set aside.
  4. Heat large saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Add bacon and cook until crisp.
  6. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add pasta to bacon and garlic.
  7. Gently stir in egg mixture. Add pasta water as needed.
  8. Place tomato sauce down on plate, top with pasta.
  9. Garnish with freshly ground black pepper and remaining grated Parmesan, if desired.
Photo Credit: Lou Manna (Link: http://loumanna.com/) Food Stylist: Diane Vezza (Link: http://www.dianevezza.com/)

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