Monday, April 21, 2014

Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Pasta Carbonara

How do I love pasta dishes..let me count thy ways? hmmmm..whole lot!! I am not Italian for sure but every week,a pasta dish is on my menu plan. It is filling and budget friendly for sure. Our girls even loves a plain buttered spaghetti noodles topped with shaved Parmesan cheese. I love a good old spaghetti meatballs. My husband does not discriminate any pasta dish. Speaking of meatballs, you can make it at home to save money. Here's the Homemade and Make Ahead Meatball recipe.

Pasta Carbonara is one of my favorite pasta dishes. Anything with bacon is good right? If you would like to add vegetables on a dish to give to your family, this is your meal . I think picky eaters will enjoy this as well.



 
Ingredients:

3-4 cups Cauliflower Florets
8 oz fresh mushrooms
1 package of fettuccine pasta
4 - 6 pcs. bacon
2 chopped garlic cloves
1 tbsp olive oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp parsley
1 tbsp oilve oil
salt and pepper
2 eggs


Directions:

Start by roasting the cauliflower and mushrooms. Pre heat oven to 400 F
Place the cauliflower and mushroom in a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Roast in the oven for 20 minutes , until it caramelizes.


Cook your pasta according to the package instructions. Usually takes 9-10 minutes. Cook the bacon  and reserve about a 1-2 tbsp of it's fat.

 

In a medium size bowl , mix the egg , cheese and parsley together. Add in Salt and pepper.


Using the reserved bacon fat, saute the garlic and don't let it burn. Turn heat to low ( or turn off heat).


Drain your pasta and reserve about 1 cup of pasta water. Combine your pasta, egg mixture , roasted cauliflower and mushroom,  bacon into your garlic pan. Mix it thoroughly. Add reserved pasta water when needed, if your pasta is just too dry. I added about 1/4 cup only.



It was really good . The roasted vegetable added extra and mouth watering flavor ...  Can't lie  I had a plateful of this goodness! Our girls absolutely loved it too.






Happy Eating :)










7 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link uphere! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

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  2. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

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    1. I will definitely join in again! thank you for the invite again and for stopping by..God bless ♥

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  3. This looks so YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday!
    XOXO

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    1. Hi, thank you for taking the time to stop by.. I appreciate it :) Have a blessed week !

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  4. This looks so delish that I can almost smell it!! You shared lots of pictures that just make me want to make this soon!!

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  5. Hi Judith , thank you for visiting and I really do appreciate your time..God bless ♥

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