Hey friends!! I know it’s been a little bit since you’ve heard from me. I’ve been out of state helping my sister recover from a double mastectomy. She is doing well currently but has a long road ahead of her. I haven’t had much opportunity to do any home decor or DIY projects but I DID make this Pasta Carbonara and it is DELICIOUS. Yum!
Since I was staying with family when I made it we all got in on the action. My Mom, sister, brother, niece and nephew all helped in one way or another. Making memories in the kitchen is one of my favorite ways to spend time with my family. They certainly helped gobble it all up when it was finished baking. For this recipe, I made a big 9×13 baking dish FULL of cheesy Pasta Carbonara. My secret to making this dish easy and tasty is RAGÚ Roasted Garlic Parmesan Sauce.
Pasta Carbonara Ingredients
2 16oz. boxes of Rigatoni (just choose your favorite pasta!)
1 bunch of fresh broccoli, chopped
2 roasted Red Peppers (if you have a gas stove I have a fun trick for you, keep reading!)
8 oz. bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
2 cloves of Garlic, chopped
2 fresh tomatoes, diced
2 stalks of green onions, for garnish
Pasta Carbonara Cooking Directions
- Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli during last 2 minutes of cooking; drain. Return pasta mixture to saucepan.
- Sautée garlic and add to the saucepan.
- Fry bacon until it’s crispy and set aside.
- To roast the fresh red peppers, turn the flame on Hi on a gas stove, rub the peppers with oil and sit them on the flame. Turn until it’s charred, let cool slightly then peel the char off and chop. Add roasted peppers to the saucepan.
5. Transfer pasta to 9×13 baking dish add Ragu sauce, mix then bake on 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. This is just to get the flavors melded together and make sure it’s hot all the way through.
6. Remove from oven and sprinkle crumbled bacon and green onions on top. Serve to your happy family!! #simmeredintradition #ragu
You can find many more recipes using Ragu sauces. I hope you’re loving all of the guest posters I have lined up for you. I’m hoping to get a project or two completed to share with y’all soon.