Sunday, October 16, 2016

What's for lunch??

I rarely cook lunch. But this week, I am super lazy to go out and buy lunch; and while I were recovering from my sore throat and cough, I resorted to cook lunches at home. The crazy weather did not helped either. So hot that I could feel myself burning.

It was on Tuesday that I made something different from what I would usually cook. No rice or noodle. We had spaghetti lunch instead!!

Spaghetti mushroom carbonara to be exact. It has been ages since I cooked spaghetti at home. And since my kids like spaghetti, I surprised them with this dish when they were back from school.

Everything was quick and non-hassle for me as I used this sauce. So much easier than cook the sauce from scratch. This carbonara sauce was pretty good too.

One good reason to cook at home is you can basically add anything to your dish. So for this carbonara, I added mushrooms and bacon strips to the creamy sauce. Mushrooms to enhance the mushroomy taste in the sauce and bacons for the texture.

My simple spaghetti mushroom carbonara

1 can of Prego mushroom carbonara
Spaghetti or any pasta of your preference
A handful of mushrooms
Half onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, chopped
3 strips bacon, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil
Buttered baguette
Fresh parsley, chopped
Fresh mints (for garnish)

1. Cook spaghetti in boiled salted water for 12 minutes before drain out.
2. In a hot pan, add in olive oil. Once hot, add in bacons. Saute for few minutes. Season with pinch of salt and pepper.
3. Add in mushrooms, garlic and onion into the pan. Saute for few minutes.
4. Toss in Prego sauce. Add about half cup of water to the sauce. Once simmer, lower the heat. Season with salt. Off the heat.
5. Prepare the spaghetti on a plate. Pour carbonara sauce on top.
6. Add chopped parsley on top of the sauce. Place buttered baguette at the side of the plate and garnish with fresh mint.

Dig in!!


suituapui said...

My girl would love this but she may be allergic to gluten, still waiting for the blood test results so no more pasta...except maybe, the gluten-free ones.

Sherry Go Sharing said...

yup this my boys like to eat :D

Libby said...

I tried cooking spaghetti at home before, mine was with mushroom tomato sauce and chicken breast meat

Sharon D. said...

I love the Prego brand. This is good stuff, Rose. Am loving your meal. ^.^

PH said...

I love spaghetti! It's a nice change from eating rice. Your kids must have been thrilled.

mun said...

Your children must love your spaghetti carbonara. Looks so creamy and delicious!

Hayley said...

Looks good!! I just had carbonara the other day, now craving for spaghetti bolognese pula! Haha!!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I loves spaghetti, but my mum not into spaghetti, so hard for me to cook at home...

Reanaclaire said...

Wow.. Looks like those served in restaurants and cafes.. :)

Nancy Chan said...

What a wonderful surprise for your kids! I too like the Prego mushroom sauce. I love spaghetti but not my hubby. I missed my spaghetti!

Merryn said...

Pasta is our 'emergency' meals at home too. I always have them on standby. Haha.