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Vegetable Carbonara

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Description

Pasta Primavera meets Carbonara.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Rigatoni
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 head Broccoli, Trimmed
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
  • Salt And Pepper
  • 2  Eggs, Beaten
  • ¾ cups Pecorino Cheese Grated
  • 4 whole Basil Leaves, Roughly Torn
  • 2 slices Cooked Bacon, Crumbled

Preparation

Place a large pot of generously salted water on boil. When boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Drain. Set aside.

In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and saute for 5 minutes. Add garlic and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and cook until tomatoes are tender.

In a large serving bowl, add eggs, cheese and a generous seasoning of black pepper. Mix to combine.

To serving bowl, add hot pasta. Toss to combine, making sure all of pasta is coated with egg mixture. Add tomato mixture. Toss to combine. If mixture is too thick, loosen with some of reserved pasta water.

Garnish with basil and bacon.

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Teresa on 9.12.2012

This was tasty. I used quite a bit more bacon than it called for. Next time I’ll probably use half again as much cheese and an extra egg, just for our taste.

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nanny on 8.29.2012

This was quick and easy and wonderful! We didn’t have brocolli but we do have tons of peppers growing out back, so we substituted peppers. We will definitely be making this again and again!

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