Spaghetti Carbonara is a classic pasta dish that requires only a few basic ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is so wonderfully sinful it should be illegal.
There are only a few ingredients needed for this amazing pasta dish – pasta, eggs, cured pork such as bacon or pancetta, hard aged cheese such as Parmesan or Pecorino and plenty of freshly cracked black pepper. This dish is so much more than the sum of its parts. Steaming hot pasta is tossed with raw eggs and grated cheese, resulting in a luxuriously creamy sauce without the addition of any cream. I just love roasted cauliflower and I thought it would work beautifully in this dish. I also replaced the Parmesan with an aged Asiago cheese as that is what I had on hand.
Spaghetti Carbonara with Roasted Cauliflower
Recipe source: A Vintage Kitchen
- 1/2 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
- olive oil
- 3 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
- 1/2 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for garnishing
- 1/2 lb. spaghetti
- freshly ground black pepper