Saturday, January 30, 2010

Monday Night Spaghetti Carbonara(bacon and egg dinner ) $3.04

This is a classic Italian dish that I can remember eating since I was a little girl. The beauty of this meal is the speed at which it can be prepared. The recipe calls for 4 whole eggs, however, I usually cut the yolks in half by using 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites. The meal packs a ton of protein, calcium and fiber.

1 package spaghetti .99
1 cup frozen peas .50
3 slices turkey bacon .40
1 small onion chopped .25
2 whole eggs, 4 egg whites .50
1/2 cup parm cheese .40
salt and pepper to taste

Total: $$ 3.04

Cook pasta according to the directions. Three minutes before pasta is supposed to be done, add the green peas to the pot.

Meanwhile cook bacon in a large saucepan on medium- high until crispy. remove bacon from pan and discard all except 2 teaspoons of drippings. Add onion to the pan and saute for 3 minutes in the leftover drippings.

Beat eggs, drain pasta and peas, and toss beaten eggs and pasta in sautee pan with onion.

Saute for 3 minutes.

Toss with crumbled bacon pieces and cheese.

s &p to taste

My family loves spice, so we all always add red pepper flakes.


  1. I tried this meal and it was very tasty and delicious. It had good flavor and the bacon and peas were something I had never thought of putting in pasta but it was very good.

  2. Hey Barbara, I tried this tonight and enjoyed it alot. Not something I would have ever put together on my own, but we enjoyed it - good food, great price, awesome nutrition! Nice Work!