Pasta Carbonara – creamy pasta coated in an egg and cheese sauce and topped with bacon. An easy 5 ingredient dish that comes together in under 20 minutes.
8 ounces spaghetti (use whole wheat spaghetti for NI)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
4 slices bacon, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package instructions.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes; reserve excess fat.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and Parmesan; set aside.
4. Reduce the burner heat to low. Stir in garlic until fragrant with the leftover bacon fat, and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in pasta and egg mixture, and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
5. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley or more parmesan cheese if desired.
Yields 4 servings
10 smart points per serving