During the week I’m usually super busy with t.listed (and I guess school?) so I don’t really have time to make crazy meals. This recipe is really easy, quick and extremely filling.
Carbonara has to be one of my favourite dishes. It involves pasta, cheese, butter and bacon.. What else do you need?! It’s not the healthiest of meals, but you can always make moderations to ‘healthify’ it. You could use turkey bacon instead of real bacon (but common.. who can say no to bacon?!), switch parmesan for a low fat cheese and (in my case) use gluten free pasta.
Making this dish takes the amount of time needed to cook pasta, so no need to do any prep (and perfect for those last minute dinner guests).
What you’ll need:
– 1 box gluten free Catelli fusilli (my favourite gluten free pasta – I highly recommend it)
– 1 1/4 cup grated parmesan
– 1/2 pack bacon (cubed)
– 3 eggs
First, start boiling your water for the pasta. Next, cut your bacon into small cubes and place in a frying pan on low heat. Once fully cooked, place on a plate and set to the side.
Next, in a separate bowl, crack your 3 eggs and whisk.
Add the parmesan to your eggs and mix thoroughly. Then add your salt and pepper.
Your water should be boiling now, so pour in your pasta (I did the whole box because I was feeding 5 people).
Once the pasta is cooked and drained, add about 1 tsp of butter and stir. Next, add your egg and cheese mix. Your pasta is still extremely hot so it will cook the eggs and melt the cheese! Once it is all mixed, add your bacon (but make sure to save some to sprinkle on top!).
I hope you enjoy!