Spaghetti Carbonara - Damn Delicious

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The easiest pasta dish you will ever make with just 5 ingredients in 15 min, loaded with Parmesan and crisp bacon goodness! I have yet another super easy pasta dish for you all today. And the best part about this dish is that you only need 5 ingredients to whip this up! No wait, the best part is...
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I went shopping the other day and while I was looking around in the produce department, I got hit by a whiff of fresh basil...let's make a one pan pasta...

12 oz spaghetti
1 dry pint grape tomatoes, halved
3 large leaves of basil, roughly chopped
1 shallot, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp hot pepper flakes
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt, add more to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 anchovy
1 Knorr beef bouillon cube
4 c water - add more as needed
4 slices cooked bacon, cut into bits - optional
Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated
4
Nutritions

Calories
628

Sodium
150mg
6% DV

Fat
23g
35% DV

Protein
19g
39% DV

Carbs
59g
20% DV

Fiber
11g
47% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

One of the most amazing things about this absolutely delicious one-pan chicken pasta dish is the consistency of the sauce.

2-4 chicken thighs, depending on size
12 oz pasta
4 c chicken stock - or 4 c water and two Knorr chicken bouillon cubes
1 Tbsp canola oil - or any neutral oil
1 tsp salt, plus salt to taste
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1 shallot, finely chopped
14 oz can of diced tomatoes - or 1 c chopped fresh tomatoes
1 c chopped vegetables - I found an asparagus in the garden
4 basil leaves, shredded - that's what they call chiffonade in fancy cookbook slang
2 oz shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano - or other hard cheese
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Nutritions

Calories
968

Sodium
2310mg
96% DV

Fat
21g
33% DV

Protein
48g
96% DV

Carbs
139g
47% DV

Fiber
15g
62% DV
Photo by Viana Boenzli

My twist on a classic pesto recipe will be your new favorite! That's because I've changed just a couple ingredients to create a scrumptious sauce you'll want to eat warm or cold any day of the week.

3 c fresh basil
1 c olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 c Locatelli or Parmesan, shredded
1/4 c walnuts or pine nuts
salt and pepper
1 cup
Nutritions

Calories
393

Sodium
2mg
0% DV

Fat
17g
27% DV

Protein
15g
30% DV

Carbs
7g
2% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
Photo by Viana Boenzli

One question: Is there anything better than a BLT on a hot summer day?One answer: No, but let's take it up to a whole new level!

1 large tomato, sliced
2 leaves lettuce, washed and patted dry
2 slices bread, toasted
3 strips bacon
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp brown sugar
12 leaves basil, thinly sliced
6 leaves sage, thinly sliced
salt and pepper
Nutritions

Calories
608

Sodium
43mg
1% DV

Fat
43g
67% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
33g
11% DV

Fiber
11g
44% DV

Butternut Squash Pasta

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There's still a lot of butternut squash left from this year's harvest. Let's make a butternut squash carbonara! A rich and creamy meal, without using any eggs.

4 slices bacon
2 Tbsp fresh sage, chopped
1-1/2 lb butternut squash, peeled, deseeded, and diced into cubes, about 3 cups
1/4 c heavy cream
1 c pasta water
1/2 c Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
16 oz fettuccini
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
salt and freshly ground pepper
4
Nutritions

Calories
275

Sodium
246mg
10% DV

Fat
21g
33% DV

Protein
4g
9% DV

Carbs
11g
3% DV

Fiber
2g
10% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

Brussels sprouts, you hate them or you love them. You hate them because of your childhood memories. You'll love them after reading this recipe and making it yourself.

10 oz Brussels sprouts, cleaned and cut into bite-size pieces (or halved)
4 oz bacon, chopped
1/4 c walnut pieces
1/4 c pomegranate seeds
1 tsp salt and pepper (adjust to your liking)
2 Tbsp butter
olive oil as needed
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Nutritions

Calories
399

Sodium
993mg
41% DV

Fat
17g
27% DV

Protein
11g
23% DV

Carbs
48g
16% DV

Fiber
10g
42% DV
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