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Spaghetti Carbonara

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1 pound uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds
Reserved 1/4 cup of cooking water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 2.1 ounce box cooked bacon strips
2 teaspoons prepared roasted garlic
1 cup 2 % reduced-fat milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 large eggs
1 cup frozen green peas, defrosted
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese


1) Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup hot cooking liquid.

2) Reheat 12 bacon strips in the microwave, according to package directions.

3) Cool and crumble. Set aside.

4) Combine milk, garlic, salt, pepper and eggs, stirring with a whisk.

5) Gradually add reserved hot cooking liquid to cornstarch, and then add to the milk mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk.

6) Add pasta, milk mixture and peas to skillet.

7) Cook over low heat 3 minutes or until sauce thickens. 

8) Add bacon and cheese; stir to combine.

Serves 6-8.