Saturday, August 20, 2011

Green Bean Spaghetti Carbonara

This was a super simple, tasty meal.  I loved it.  Loved even more that DH cooked it last night.  :)  This is definitely a keeper for a quick and easy meal.  I also happen to think this would be great (actually better) with asparagus.
Oh, the recipe is from Everyday by Rachael Ray.  Don't know why I've never tried that magazine before, but I like it.  Looking forward to trying more recipes from it.
Also, be on the lookout for a back to school giveaway on Monday.


  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1/2 lb bacon, chopped (I used pre-cooked and chopped it with scissors)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter (if using precooked bacon)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions adding beans halfway through cooking time.  Drain reserving 1/4 cup cooking water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, saute the onions in butter until fragrant.  Add the bacon and crisp up. (if not using pre-cooked bacon, cook the bacon first then saute onions with the bacon. -So that is how I would do it.  DH said he did onions and bacon at the same time.)  Deglaze the pan with the reserved pasta water.
  3. Whisk eggs with cheese.  Off heat, add pasta, beans, eggs and cheese to skillet and toss.  Season with salt and pepper.

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