Absolutely the best pasta carbonara recipe on the web! This creamy pasta carbonara is my delicious healthier version of the famous Italian creation, Spaghetti alla Carbonara. It was considered a favorite of the Romans.
Traditionally this pasta recipe consisted of a base of bacon or pancetta, eggs, pecorino-Romano cheeses and spaghetti. However, I like to incorporate, some veggies and fresh herbs not only for flavor but of course for health benefits. For a match made in heaven, served with my crispy Italian salad tossed with artichoke dressing Fantastico!
Remember, you can always substitute whole wheat pasta, brown rice pasta, gluten-free pasta or even Catelli smart pasta, which is higher in fiber. You can also use rigatoni or penne noodles.
4 cups cooked spaghettini. (I used multigrain.) Boil in salt water (al dente!) Rinse in warm water so it does not stick)Preparation
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
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