Now that kids are back at school, summer is over…sigh. With fall activities back in session, our schedule is busier than ever. When our outside world seems to get a little hectic, embracing simplicity within our home has been the key to finding a happy and sustainable family balance.
I am always looking for new ideas and ways get healthy, wholesome meals on the table for our family without having to spend hours in the kitchen each and every day.
I recently came across a recipe that is simple, delicious and good for the soul! This Pasta Carbonara is perfect for a weekday dinner that everyone will LOVE. Plus, this meal can be frozen and saved for another night or reheated for a delicious lunch.
Easy Pasta Carbonara
- 1/2 box of dry spaghetti
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 3 eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/3 cup shredded parmesan
- 1 cup of spinach
- Cook your pasta in a pot of salted boiling water.
- While it is cooking, heat a pan over medium heat with olive oil. Add the garlic and bacon and cook until crispy.
- In a bowl, mix the eggs, salt, pepper, heavy cream, and parmesan.,
- Drain your pasta, but keep 1/2 cup to use in your sauce.
- Add your pasta to the pan with the bacon and mix together. Add pasta water and spinach while you’re stirring.
- Turn off the heat and add the egg mixture. Stir constantly until the sauce becomes creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!
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