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5:30 Challenge / 5 ingredients / 30 minutes

This quick and easy version of spaghetti alla carbonara is made with ham instead of bacon for speedy cooking. This recipe has pleased four generations, says contributor Connie Mahoney: "This is an old German recipe that my grandmother used to make and that my daughter is now cooking for her son. I have never served this to a kid who didn't love it.”

Hands on time:   Total time: 30 minutes  Serves: 4


    1 pound of spaghetti
    1 tablespoon butter
    3/4 pound sliced ham, cut into small squares
    3 eggs, slightly beaten
    1 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded Swiss or mozzarella can be substituted)


Cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain and set aside.
In a well-oiled skillet, add butter. Add ham and cook for 2 minutes. Pour spaghetti over the ham and mix gently mix. Add eggs and gently mix again. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat 5 to 7 minutes, until eggs are just set. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with cheese. Season with salt and pepper.


Per serving: 714 calories (percent of calories from fat, 23), 43 grams protein, 91 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fiber, 19 grams fat, 211 milligrams cholesterol, 478 milligrams sodium.

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