FAVORITE INGREDIENTS FRIDAY ~ Italian Edition II~ Chicken Carbonara & Sausage Lasagna


CHICKEN CARBONARA
1/2 pound bacon /Pancetta, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 chicken breasts, grilled and sliced thin
4 egg yolks
3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
4 teaspoons minced garlic, jar
1 small-medium onion, chopped fine
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, if necessary depending on bacon
1 teaspoon white pepper
3 tablespoons butter, melted
fresh parsley
1/2 pound spaghetti, linguine or pasta of your choice
  • Grill chicken in a small amount of olive oil and then slice thin. Set aside.
  • Add the bacon and brown until crisp.
  • At the same time bring the pasta water to a boil. Timing is crucial on this dish, the pasta must be ready when the rest of the ingredients are.
  • Chop the onion into small bits.
  • Using a slotted spoon remove the bacon from the grease and drain on paper towels.
  • Add the onions to the bacon grease and saute. Add the garlic.
  • Using a slotted spoon remove the onions and garlic and add to the bacon.
  • Pour off excess bacon grease.
  • Seriously scrape bottom of pan to loosen the stuck on bits - we NEED those for flavor. Make sure the pan cools slightly so as not to curdle the cream.
  • Add the heavy cream, cooking until heated through and bubbling.
  • Add back in the chicken, bacon, onion and garlic. Lower heat. Simmer a few minutes to heat through and reduce liquid.
  • In a large serving bowl whisk the egg yolks together. Add the majority of the Parmesan cheese and Parsley, saving just enough for garnish. Mix it together well.
  • Add the drained HOT** pasta and mix well.
  • Add the butter, pepper and the chicken mixture. TOSS, TOSS and TOSS again until well mixed.
  • Garnish and Serve immediately.
**Pasta MUST be hot in order for this to coagulate well.


SAUSAGE LASAGNA
1 pound mild Italian sausage, skinned and browned
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
16 ounce can diced tomatoes DO NOT DRAIN (I use the garlic herb ones)
2 tablespoons Classico Sun Dried Tomato pesto
2 teaspoons basil
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons parsley
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup Ricotta cheese
2 cups small curd cottage cheese
2 Jumbo eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups Mozzarella cheese
1 package Barilla No Boil Lasagna
  • In a large skillet brown sausage and onion. Drain grease.
  • Add tomatoes, pesto, garlic and seasonings. Simmer 30-45 minutes.
  • Combine cottage cheese, riotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and eggs. Blend well with a hand mixer.
  • In a deep 9x9 casserole spray bottom with PURE and then layer lasagna noodles, slightly overlapping them.
  • Pour a layer of meat mixture followed by a layer of cheese mixture and then a layer of Mozzarella cheese. Repeat. Top with lasagna noodles and them mozzarella cheese.
  • Tent with foil and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Remove foil and bake until golden (about 5-10 minutes).
  • Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into.
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5 comments:

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Hi, Tamy. I keep trying to e-mail you, but it keeps bouncing. :-(

Brenda ND said...

Oh, this looks great. I'd like to make this.

Bonnie said...

Oh yum !! This looks so delicious ! I am always on the lookout for new recipes !!

Michelle said...

Hi Tamy this recipe sounds so good thanks for sharing and for the blog visit ;-) I've changed the template so it should load faster thank you for letting me know.

Martha said...

OH YUM!!! I can't wait to try to chicken carbonara!