Quick & Easy Dinner Idea: Spaghetti Carbonara
Hi this is Pranika! What to cook for dinner is the constant questions day after day.
One night last week, I hadn’t prepped or planned at all and decided to wing it. I brainstormed on the way home and decided pasta was an easy bet. I knew I had some a few things on hand like spaghetti, bacon, eggs, and cheese so voila…spaghetti carbonara popped into mind!
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, diced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 lb spaghetti
1 teaspoon pepper
3 large eggs
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Cook the spaghetti in the boiling water as the label directs. Mix the eggs, cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water.
We didn’t have parsley on hand and I wasn’t sure the kids would be happy with it anyway, so I sprinkled a little dried oregano for garnish. The kids loved the spaghetti, but honestly I think my husband was the happiest.
My side dish was San Marzano cherry tomatoes, halved and sprinkled with sea salt. And FYI, if you want to make this dish vegetarian, you can try portabella mushrooms in place of bacon. Enjoy!