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Jump to recipe: Fettuccini Carbonara Ever need a break from Prego or Alfredo on your pasta noodles or zucchini zoodles? But it’s been a long day, and you’re tired. I get it! You should still be able to have a tasty dinner that doesn’t take […]
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Coming up with ideas for what to make for dinner is thehardest part of cooking. That’s why I publish a new post with a new recipe every week. I love sharing easy dishes that will help you surprise and delight your loved ones around your table.
Everything here is inspired by our family stories, healthy living, and travels we’ve taken here and abroad. I hope they help you have fun in your kitchen too!
Ever need a break from Prego or Alfredo on your pasta noodles or zucchini zoodles? But it’s been a long day, and you’re tired. I get it! You should still be able to have a tasty dinner that doesn’t take long to pull together. Treat yourself to this Fettuccini Carbonara recipe for a delicious pasta dish that is so incredibly fast and easy you’ll be hard pressed to reach for a jar of sauce ever again.
The recipe comes together in the time that it takes water to boil plus the 8 minutes it takes pasta to boil or the zucchini to spiralize. Unless you’re using fresh pasta, that’ll cut off 4 minutes.
You can jazz it up if you’d like with peas and mushrooms. Black fettuccini noodles are fun too! Many of them get their color from squid ink, but don’t let that deter you. It doesn’t taste any different than its lighter brethren. For me personally, I like the basic Carbonara with lots and lots of garlic. YUM.
Keep it simple by serving it up with rustic tomato tart, or garlic bread, a fresh Parmesan Garlic Salad. A crisp sauvignon blanc pairs really nicely with this meal and if you’ve got a mind for dessert? Try some fresh berries and vanilla ice cream. I love Fettuccini Carbonara not only because it’s so easy, but because everyone in our family (from 5 to 75) can’t get enough of it! Maybe it’s the bacon? Maybe it’s the lightness of the sauce? Maybe it’s the butter? I really don’t know.
All I know is, it’s a winner every time it hits the table and that makes me feel like I’ve hit a home run for my family!