Creamy Bacon and Egg Pasta

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Today has been a pretty good Tuesday.

Work was normal.

Lunch was leftovers from last night and delicious – mini meatloaves, mashed potatoes, broccoli with carrots and onions. I also had another yogurt bowl like yesterday with strawberries, flax, pecan meal and cinnamon. So good – my new favorite snack!

I had 2 options for dinner and when I asked Nick if he wanted the higher or lower calorie option, he chose higher.

As for the pasta, I kind of made it up as I went, but it turned out really good!

We had a salad on the side, too:

  • local mixed greens
  • North Carolina strawberries
  • red onion
  • dressing of olive oil, dijon, raspberry vinegar, salt, pepper

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Now back to the pasta.

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I wanted something creamy. And I wanted to use some of our market bacon.

I cooked some whole wheat linguine in some salted water and started cooking some diced bacon in a skillet.

While the pasta and bacon cooked, I mixed 1/4 cup of ricotta cheese with 2 Tbsp parmesan, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper in the bottom of a large bowl.

After the bacon was crisped, I took it out to drain on a paper towel and cracked in 2 eggs to cook.

When the pasta was cooked, I added it to the cheese mixture in the bowl plus about 1/2 cup of the pasta water and mixed it all together.

Then I stirred in the bacon pieces, plated the pasta and topped it with an egg!IMG_9219

I actually overcooked the eggs just a bit – they weren’t as runny as we normally like them – but the combination was fabulous!

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The perfect bite.

Egg. Bacon. Pasta. Cheese.

Pretty good meal for a Tuesday.

 

We just got back from walking Maggie and are getting ready to watch LOST! Nite :)

 

11 comments

  1. Yummy! I love ricotta on pasta.

  2. what a meal, sounds decadent! kind of like a spaghetti carbonara my mother made growing up.

  3. Interesting mix! I like it.

  4. Wow, that egg on pasta looks delicious!!

  5. thank you for slowly tearing into that bad boy. it was like i was eating it in real life. and im addicted to the slew of colors going on. u def. ate the rainbow with that one hehe ! <3

  6. I love the idea of putting an egg over pasta. These photos make me want to try it as soon as possible, despite the fact that I know mine would look nothing at all like yours!

  7. i love pasta. i love creamy. i like bacon! i bet i would like that!! it is super pretty too!

  8. Your dish looks awesome!! I acutally had a similar dinner!
    I wanted a creamy pasta dish too! ;) I had smoked salmon at home that needed to be eaten so I just combined the cooked pasta with some cooking-water, milk, soft goat cheese and caramelized onions ’till it thickened a bit and then just added the salmon!! It was really delicious!! ;D

  9. That pasta looks amazing! I have never tried that… you just gave me a good idea for dinner. :)

  10. You must have been in my head yesterday (or maybe the other way around.) I was envisioning pasta topped with an egg too! Although I was thinking some kind of tomato sauce. I haven’t created it yet but maybe soon!

  11. Sounds like a fun pasta combo. I usually turn my egg into a sauce but this sounds quite lovely too.

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