RECIPE - VEGGIE CARBONARA PASTA
My kids both love my Spaghetti Carbonara, even better than in the average Italian restaurant. What a compliment! But the thing is, there are not a lot of veggies (read: none) in my Pasta Carbonara. So that's why I came up with the veggie version of Spaghetti Carbonara. With three different kind of veggies. They like it almost as much as the original version.
It did make it more easy that a friendly neighbour offered her massive courgettes from her kitchen garden and the kids were intrigued by the size they can grow. When you involve the kids in cooking they are more likely to like the dish. Well I can say it worked!
Ingredients (serves 4)
100 gram smoked bacon stripes
250 grams Cherry tomatoes
1,5 courgette (we used a massive one from a kitchen garden)
100 ml cream
2 Table spoons Aioli
300-400 grams Spaghetti
30 grams parmesan cheese
Dice the union and bake it together with the bacon stripes on a medium heat. Set a side
Chop the courgette and bake on a medium to high heat until lightly browned
Cut the Cherry tomatoes in four
Add the union and bacon and the Cherry tomatoes and stir well
Add the Aioli and cream
Cook the spaghetti
Add the spaghetti directly from the pan into the sauce (do not drain it first!). If the sauce is too thick you can add a table spoon of the starchy water. Add the cheese. Stir for about a minute on a low heat.