This Spaghetti Carbonara takes just 30 minutes to pull off, but it tastes like you spent much more time on it. This quick dish is creamy, rich, smoky, and flavorful…something the entire family will devour in a blink! Leftovers are delicious, if you’re lucky enough to have any.
If there’s anything my family adores, it’s got to be bacon. Second only to bacon is their love for cheesy pasta. It’s no surprise that this Spaghetti Carbonara was an immediate hit the minute it landed on the dinner table.
I’ve long been a fan of spaghetti carbonara. Who can resist? It’s essentially a wonderfully creamy sauce smothered all over al dente pasta, laced with smoky bits of bacon and loaded with garlic.
I’ve eaten plenty of Spaghetti Carbonara at restaurants, but never realized it could be this easy and way more fabulous at home…
Despite summer having the reputation of being filled with lazy days, it seems our summer has been anything but. This summer has been exceptionally active and full for us.
Maybe it’s the overlapping sports that all our boys are doing. Or the out of town trips, both short and long. It could be the full marathon I committed to during a moment of insanity. Most likely, all of the above.
Regardless, it means I’m digging for as many easy and quick meal plans as possible. Without sacrificing flavor because I’m still a foodie at heart.
I even took the liberty of giving you a few more totally yummy quick meal ideas below, should you be interested 🙂
This Spaghetti Carbonara is loaded with garlic (no skimping on the garlic, please) and plenty of parmesan and romano cheeses. The pasta is cooked perfectly to al dente, which gives it a wonderful chew without being soggy.
And bacon. No words needed for smoky bits of bacon in every bite. It causes the entire dish to be infused with smoky goodness, which is absolutely deeee-vine.
Oh, and should you be lucky enough to have leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day, be forewarned that the leftovers are even more incredible.
Here’s to several more weeks of fun in the sun, and plenty of 30-minute homemade meals.
Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from Cooks Illustrated
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