- ½ lb. penne pasta (cooked and drained and tossed with butter to keep from sticking)
- ¾ cup half and half cream (fat free works great)
- ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 egg whites
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup real bacon bits (the kind in the bag work great)
- ½ tsp. Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp. garlic Salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
As I was getting ready to head out the door to work, my husband noticed that I still had the size sticker stuck on my blouse. I would have been relieved that he caught it- except that I had worn the blouse before.
Years ago, I would have been horrified by this, but now I’m at an age in which I pick my freak outs carefully. This same rule goes for cooking. I refuse to make anything that could stress me out. I want to take my time and enjoy the experience. That is why I cook. I love to savor the scents, and colors of everything coming together perfectly.
My Pasta Carbonara is a wonderful blend of creamy sauce and spicy kick. There are few ingredients, but the flavors are a perfect combination.
The sauce is a mixture of cream, eggs, and parmesan cheese. This combined with the spice of red pepper flakes and smoky bacon makes this dish hard to resist.