The other day I decided to make something different and fun and exciting for our bored taste buds. Digging through my cache of recipes, I decided it had been forever and a day since we’d eaten Spaghetti Carbonara.
I originally got the recipe from my friend Jolene who is a fabulous cook. I tweaked the recipe just a bit and came up with one I like and Captain Cavedweller will eat – a double winner!
It is easy to make and comes together fairly quickly. Serve with warm bread and a crisp green salad and you’ve got a fantastic meal.
1 pound spaghetti
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
6 slices bacon
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
Bring a large pot of water to a boil with salt, add spaghetti and cook until al dente. Drain well. Toss with olive oil, and set aside.
Chop bacon into small pieces and fry in a large skillet until slightly crispy. Remove from skillet and drain. Set aside.
Using remaining bacon grease fry sausages until brown on all sides, then cover with water and cook for about 12-15 minutes until cooked through. Italian sausages would be best but you can use whatever you have on hand.
When sausages are nearly finished cooking, add beaten egg, Parmesan cheese and cream to noodles, stirring vigorously to keep the egg from getting all funky on you. Add bacon and return to low heat, stirring to coat all noodles and to make sure eggs are cooked before serving.
Sprinkle fresh parsley (or dried if you don’t have any fresh) over the top and serve with sausages.
She Who Needs to Not Love Pasta Quite so Much!