This easy-to-make dish should be in every pasta-lovers recipe box. It’s simple to prepare, cheesy, delicious, and takes only one pot (hello minimal dishes!), and nourishes the body and the soul.
I have fond memories as a kid of coming in from cold winter days of snow sports with family friends and devouring a plate full of homemade carbonara over laughter and community. Those moments are the ones that create food rituals and positive food experiences that are invaluable to our health, no matter how much cream or cheese a dish has. And these are the recipes I always strive to provide – ones that nourish both the mind and the body – not one or the other.
Don’t let my childhood memory of wintertime keep you from making this dish year-round. In fact, with each season comes an opportunity to adjust and adapt this baseline dish to what’s in season. As spring continues to arrive, I love to top my carbonara with fresh sprouts or baby greens and am already looking forward to including freshly sliced garden peas when their season arrives!