Saturday, January 17, 2009

Spaghetti Carbonara or Spaghetti with bacon, eggs and cheese

This Carbonara or Spaghetti with bacon, eggs and cheese was so easy on a quick fix night I wasn't going to post it but then I thought, who can't use a quick and easy go to. Plus it was a big hit with everyone.

I adapted it from Rachels Ray's 30 minute meals cookbook.

Simple ingredients:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- couple 1/4 teaspoons crushed garlic (from the
- bacon (you could substitute turkey or veggie)
- Protein Plus Spaghetti
- two beaten eggs (add dash of milk)
- shredded parm (to your liking)
- 1 cup reserved pasta cooking water

I put the bacon on a broiler pan and baked at 400 degrees until crisp and then broke it up. Meanwhile I boiled the pasta and sauteed garlic in the Olive Oil. I added the pasta to the garlic and olive oil. Then I added the egg and pasta water, and stirred very quickly. Finally I added the bacon and cheese and you're done. So simple, not to mention quite affordable.


Chef E said...

Pasta is one of my weaknesses, and yours looks good. I have not ever tried a RR recipe...

Janine said...

I find I like most of her recipes. I do tweak them a bit either because the ingredients are too expensive or to make them a bit healthier. As far as healthier her new cookbook is much more update and uses whole grains etc.

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks great - I could totally go for this - totally!

Sara said...

This looks delicious, I haven't made carbonara in ages! Sometimes I add a handful of peas - not traditional, but still delicious.

tamilyn said...

I have been wanting to try this one out. I love RR and have most of her books, but I, too, tweak them-normally because of what the family will or will not eat. This is so easy that the kids could make this and they love pasta, eggs and bacon!
Thanks for posting it!

Cooking and the City said...

looks good & your right, quick & easy go to meals are always handy :-)