Friday, August 25, 2006

Five Ingredients Friday- Carbonara

I think we would eat pasta everyday if not for Hubs and Bailey's request for rice once in a while. Pasta is really versatile and easy so the combinations are endless. This is one of our favorite sauces (because in addition to being pasta lovers we are also cheese lovers).

1 beaten egg
1 cup half-and-half, light cream or milk (I usually use milk)
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
Coarsely ground pepper

In a small saucepan combine the first three ingredients and stir over medium heat till the mixture coats a metal spoon (about six minutes). Immediately pour over noodles and toss gently to coat. Add parmesan cheese, toss again and top with coarsely ground pepper.

One of my favorite ways to serve this is with chicken, spinach, onion and mushrooms. This sauce also works well with leftover rice. Just mix the sauce and rice toegther, crumble bacon on top, add green onions, canned mushrooms and shredded cheese. Pop it into the oven until it is warm throughout and the cheese is slightly browned and bubbly.


Kathleen Marie said...

This sounds wonderful on a cold winter day. I love pasta as well. Thanks bunches!

Miranda said...

This sauce would be a great addition to my Potato Gnocchi, instead of using the plain old Spaghetti sauce. Thanks for the recipe!

Overwhelmed! said...

Trisha, thanks for participating in my Five Ingredient Friday recipe exchange!

We love pasta dishes in our household too! Thanks for sharing this one. I'm sure it'll be a big hit!