Pasta Carbonara With Chicken Recipe

My friend Becky is one of the best cooks I know. She loves making big meals for her friends and guests, and she recently made us a delicious Pasta Carbonara with Chicken and I had the pleasure of eating it and also documenting the steps so I could share it with you today!

Pasta Carbonara With Chicken Recipe
RECIPE

12 ounces, weight Pasta, Any Variety

8 pieces Thick Cut Bacon (diced Small)

1/2 whole Medium Onion, Diced Small

2 cloves Garlic, Minced

3 whole Eggs

3/4 cups Finely Grated Parmesan

3/4 cups Heavy Cream

Salt & Plenty Of Black Pepper

1/2 cup Peas

INSTRUCTIONS

1.) Cook pasta according to package directions. 

2.) While the pasta is cooking, fry the bacon until just barely crisp. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Pour off all of the bacon grease, but don't clean the pan. Return the pan to the stove over medium-low heat and throw in the onions and garlic. Cook until golden brown. Set aside. 

3.) In a bowl, mix together eggs, Parmesan, cream, and salt and pepper until smooth. 

4.) When the pasta is done, reserve a cup or two of the pasta water. Drain the pasta and place it in a bowl. While the pasta is still really hot, slowly drizzle in the egg mixture, stirring the pasta the whole time. The sauce will become thick and should coat the pasta. Splash in a little hot pasta water if needed for consistency.

5.) Halfway through, add the peas, bacon, and sautéed onion/garlic. Finish adding the sauce, stirring until it's all combined. 

6.) Serve immediately with extra Parmesan. Delish!

Bacon, please!

Quick N Easy Pesto Pasta

Pasta couldn't get much easier than this. It's nice and light, and super fresh. 

pesto pasta

INGREDIENTS:

Green Pesto

Fresh Tomatoes

Thick Spaghetti Noodles

Mozzarella Pearls

Parmesan Cheese, Grated

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt and Italian Seasoning To Taste

pesto pasta ingredients

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Boil noodles as directed. Strain and return to original pot. Scoop about 3-4 tablespoons of Pesto onto noodles. Also add your olive oil, Italian seasoning, and salt. Stir together, combining well. Turn the heat back on to low. Add mozzarella pearls, and stir. They should melt pretty quickly. Once they're melted, sprinkle past with parmesan cheese, and stir once more. 

Serve topped with more parmesan cheese and chopped tomatoes. 

Enjoy! 

Amazing Homemade Meatballs Recipe

Want a great recipe for someone special? I think this would make an awesome Father's Day recipe for Dad, grandpa, husbands, boyfriends, or whatever guy is special in your life, deserves this amazing dish!

INGREDIENTS:

- 1 lb. ground pork

- 1 egg

- 1 C. breadcrumbs

- Seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder, Van Zandt's seasoning mix

Homemade Meatballs Recipe

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.) Preheat oven to 425 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with foil. 

2.) Spray a cooling rack with non-stick spray, and place it onto the foil lined baking sheet.

3.) Let's make the food! Combine sausage, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg, and seasonings in a medium bowl. Mix with hands (I always use rubber gloves), until well-combined.

4.) Roll mixture in hands to form 1"-1.5" balls, and place each one on the rack. Space them apart a bit, they won't change in shape, so you can bake quite a few at once.

5.) Bake for 16-20 minutes, and more if they aren't done yet. 

6.) While baking, boil your noodles, and heat your sauce separately. 

7.) To Serve: Place noodles on a plate, add meatballs, and then cover with sauce! Garnish with more parmesan cheese, and dinner is served! These are so incredibly easy to make, and reheat well. 

Home Made Meatballs Recipe

Other ideas for these meatballs:

- Meatballs, Peppers, and Penne Noodles

- Meatball Sandwiches

- Slice meatballs thin to put onto pizzas

- Dip them in sauce, without noodles

- Make ahead of time, and freeze these for dinner in advance! 

Home Made Meatball Recipe