Quick, easy, and delicious! My kind of meal. This is a great mock carbonara, though in truth it tastes more like a bacony alfredo-ish sauce. It is rich and creamy and takes about 20 minutes to make or as long as the pasta takes to boil. My whole family really liked it.
Mock Pasta Carbonara
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
dash of salt
ground black pepper
1 lb. cooked pasta (I used spaghetti)
Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Combine milk, half and half, and sour cream. Set aside.
While pasta is cooking melt butter in a large saucepan or dutch oven. Add cooked and crumbled bacon and cook for a minute, add garlic and cook for another minute. Add flour and stir well. Add milk/half & half/sour cream mixture and stir well. Once sauce is hot and thickened add Parmesan and onion powder and season with salt and pepper. Mix in the cooked and drained pasta and toss well to coat pasta evenly. Top individual servings with Parmesan.