Pesto Carbonara Spaghetti

Pesto Carbonara Spaghetti

As much as I love cooking and just being in the kitchen, there are days I just want to whip up something super quick, fresh and of course tasty.

One of those quick-quick meals I have recently discovered and which my hubby absolutely loves is this Pesto Carbonara Spaghetti with cherry tomatoes.
Very tasty and takes about 20min to put together.

To be honest, I try to avoid wheat or gluten pastas altogether, but when I do make a wheat pasta dish, I will use the whole-wheat pasta version. It’s a lot healthy than the refined wheat pasta, contains more fibre and nutrients and did you know refined wheat pasta, that yellow/white pasta is chemically bleached. Eeew I know!
Did you also know that the thinner pastas like spaghetti are healthier than the thicker pastas like penne.

So back to this yummy dish.

Pesto Carbonara Spaghetti

Ingredients:

  • 4 gloves garlic
  • 200g whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 2 Tbspn pesto
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g pack bacon
  • fresh parsley
  • 150g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh ground pepper
  • himalayan salt

Instructions:

  • Cook pasta in water, add salt, garlic and oil.
  • Once cooked. Set aside 1/2cup of pasta water and drain out the rest.

Pesto Spaghetti Carbonara

  • In a large pan, high heat, fry bacon and garlic, till crisp.

Pesto Spaghetti Carbonara

  • Add cherry tomatoes, turned down heat.

Pesto Spaghetti Carbonara

  • In a separate bowl, mix eggs, pesto and 3/4cup Parmesan cheese.

Pesto Carbonara Spaghetti

  • Add spaghetti to egg mixture, combine till pasta is well coated.

Pesto Spaghetti Carbonara

  • Add to bacon, combining with pasta water, season to taste.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Pesto Carbonara Spaghetti

Serve immediately with parmesan cheese, black pepper and extra parsley.

The pesto is also homemade, so it’s full of organic goodness! 

Next time I make another batch I will be sure to blog the recipe 🙂

Enjoy!

Ana

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