Is this the first pasta dish you ever made? I'm sure it's the most well known, spaghetti carbonara or bacon and eggs pasta. I usually have most of the ingredients knocking around, it's very quick to make and no one can resist it, hence pasta for my picky eater. It's a great way to get a meal into her.
I use Barilla Plus pasta because I'm told it has lots of protein, fiber and omega 3's - all the better. It tastes great - unlike the whole wheat stuff that in my opinion tastes like mushy cardboard. No, no, that wouldn't do for a picky eater at all. It does pack a fairly heavy calorific punch but for a ravenous sports playing picky teenager, it's a Godsend.
1 lb spaghetti
8-10 rashers of bacon, snipped into little pieces
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoon heavy cream
Heat the water for the pasta in a large pan.
Chop the bacon into little pieces and put in a large saute pan. If the bacon is very fatty you won't need to use the olive oil, if it's lean use a tablespoon of oil.
Cook for approximately 3-5 minutes.
Throw in a tablespoon of chopped parsley and the minced garlic.
Cook for another few minutes until the bacon is fully cooked.
Remove from heat.
Mix together the eggs, Parmesan, cream, black pepper and nutmeg. Set aside.
Cook and drain the pasta.
Pour the pasta into the pan with the bacon, add the egg mixture and toss together. Add another generous handful of chopped parsley, check seasonings and serve.