Easy, Fast, Kid Friendly
Healthy Pasta Carbonara is, of course, a bit redundant. The Italians know how to cook delicious, healthy food that needs no tweaking.
This is merely an attempt to provide more nutrients, eliminate some of the fat and provide you with a SUPER EASY recipe that your husband and kids will love.
As you will come to know, I believe that a recipe worthy of posting online is one that is super fast, easy and healthy....maybe unhealthy sometimes. You've got to have a little treat every now and then. I've posted the recipe at the bottom again for your ease of use.
Contains-wheat, eggs & dairy if you add the cheese
How to Make Healthy Pasta Carbonara
Fill up a large pot with water, salt it and place it on top of a burner on high.
While water is heating up, pour some olive oil on a frying pan. Turn the heat to medium low.
Usually while the oil and water are heating, I chop up ham. You can use deli ham. In the picture below I'm using a ham steak. It really doesn't matter what kind of ham you want to use.
Once the oil has had a chance to heat up a little bit, dump the chopped onions or minced garlic in and heat until the onions are soft or the garlic is sizzling. At that point, dump in the cut up pieces of ham and allow the bacon to cook.
Put wheat spaghetti into boiling water. Cook Al Dente. While this is happening, just allow the ham and garlic to keep simmering together. It will start to bubble and look foamy creating a perfect symphony of flavor.
Drain the water from the spaghetti pot when it has cooked so that there is just barely a crunch when you taste the spaghetti (al dente). IMMEDIATELY, dump the spaghetti back in the pot and crack the eggs into the steaming hot pasta. Stir the spaghetti, coating it all with the eggs.
Healthy Pasta Carbonara
-1/4 cup chopped onions OR 2 minced garlic cloves
-Ham (desired amount-cut into pieces)
Fill up a pot with water. Salt the water. Bring to boil.
While water is heating up, pour some olive oil on a frying pan, dump the chopped onions in and heat until the onions are just starting to get soft. Dump in the cut up pieces of ham and allow the bacon to cook.
Put wheat spaghetti into boiling water. Cook Al Dente. Drain the water. IMMEDIATELY, dump the spaghetti back in the pot and crack the eggs into the steaming hot pasta. Stir the spaghetti, coating it all with the eggs. There will be little pieces of cooked eggs throughout the pasta.
Pour the olive oil, bacon and onions into the pot with the pasta as well. Stir.
Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese.