This is my first attempt at making something from Rocco DiSpirito’s book “Now Eat This!“, which, frankly, is amazing. Buy it. Or, better yet, stay tuned here because I intend on blogging every damn recipe from it anyway. Each and every recipe looks yum and diet-friendly. Since carbonara is probably my favorite dish of all time, I had to try this first.
So, this recipe is technically called “Spaghetti Carbonara” in the book…but I wouldn’t really call it carbonara. It is everything a carbonara should be (rich, creamy, bacony), but it doesn’t really compare to the real thing. That said, it really is rich, creamy, and bacony and a perfect answer to a naughty pasta craving, AND it won’t put you in the hospital. All good things. I must say, I was pretty skeptical about his use of Hormel Real Bacon Bits, but at 50% less fat and actually really good, I think I am a convert.