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Fettuccine Carbonara aka Penne Carbonara

Penne Carbonara I Mommy Hates Cooking

This recipe was by far a keeper. My husband and I loved it. Let’s just say he only got 1 bowl of this delicious goodness, and I ate 3 bowls! (Not in the same day, of course!)

The recipe was inspired by All Recipes Bertoilli Fettuccine Carbonara, however, I actually used a different brand of sauce. I had to stick to the lightest version of Alfredo sauce that I could find, and at the local store, Ragu was the lightest I found. I also used penne pasta instead of fettuccine, since that is what I had in my pantry.

 

I really loved the frozen peas. I have read that using canned peas works as well, but the frozen peas were more crisp instead of being mushy like the canned peas would have been.

This will be a staple in our household as we all loved it even my son who likes to throw the food rather than eat it! He gobbled it up too.

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  1. Laura Jane says:

    That looks SO good! I'm going to try it out this week and I'll let you know!

  2. Theta Mom says:

    Ok, you may just be my new best friend. I HATE to cook – but like you, cereal doesn't cut it around here. So, my preferred method of cooking that I have blogged about a lot is what I like to call, "cut and dump."

    If you share recipes like this that I actually probably could do without too much heartache, that would be a beautiful thing.

    So glad you found me and welcome to TMC!!!

  3. Mommy Hates Cooking says:

    Theta mom- I'm glad you stopped by and I am glad to be apart of TMC!

    Laura- It's really good! Let me know what you think.

  4. Yum!
    I made an alfredo alternative recently here
    http://soonermomma.blogspot.com/2010/07/cream-cheese-alfredo-sauce.html
    Instead of using high fat cream, or storebought sauce, I made mine with a little butter, cream cheese(use fat free), milk, then a little parm & spices..it was fantastic! It only takes a few minutes to make it!

  5. Mommy Hates Cooking says:

    Beth- I've actually made a sauce just like that many times, but it never seems to keep for leftovers. The cream cheese always hardens and then it doesn't taste good when I reheat it. I haven't used butter though with it, maybe that would help. My hubby loved this one b/c it tasted good reheated. Everything I fix, he doesn't actually get until the next day since he isn't home for dinner time.

  6. oh, yeah…leftovers! When I made that sauce it did reheat fine…maybe a little dry, but sometimes we'll add a bit of italian dressing if so…

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