Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vegetables alla Carbonara

Vegetables alla Carbonara
Sometimes I get something on the brain, and have trouble adjusting the plan. For example, I planned on making Spaghetti Squash alla Carbonara inspired by Paleo Parents tonight. When I got to the store I couldn't find any spaghetti squash.... Hmmm? What to do? I could have prepared an entirely different dish, but I wasn't up for thinking on my feet. So I substituted some butternut squash and broccoli and proceeded. I was worried that it would be kind of weird, but it was actually delicious. I would make it exactly the same way again. Vegetables alla Carbonara was born.

The eggs, cheese, vegetables and bacon ready to be combined.
Vegetables alla Carbonara inspired by Paleo Parents
4 T olive oil
1 large butternut squash, peeled and chopped
2 crowns of broccoli, chopped
12 oz bacon
6 eggs
1/2 C whole milk
1/4 t oregano
1/4 t basil
1/4 t garlic powder
1 C Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat two large cookie sheets with olive oil. Place the squash and broccoli each on a cookie sheet and toss to coat in oil. Bake for 45 minutes, or until tender. Cook the bacon until crispy. Reserve the fat. Beat the eggs, and mix with milk, oregano, basil and garlic powder. Heat the bacon fat and use it to cook the eggs until they start to firm up. Combine with the roasted squash, broccoli, eggs and cheese. Enjoy!

This post is part of Alphabe-Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Frugal Food Thursday,


Rachel said...

Yum! This makes me want to have a second dinner!

jen said...

ready to try this one. isn't everything better with bacon?

anitamombanita said...

that sounds great. I love butternut squash.

Fresh Local and Best said...

Oh! This looks delicious! I think that you may have created something even better than the original recipe called for.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This really sounds amazing!

Laura said...

What a super creative way of interpreting this recipe! I love the original version and now hope to try your new one.

Jo said...

this does sound very yummy!

Miz Helen said...

What a great combination of Veggies for this dish! This is a dish that we will really enjoy!
Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Cheryl D. said...

Sounds good!

Jenny said...

I bet this was delicious! We have a farmers market by our new house and this inspires me to get their next weekend and see what they have!

I love squash with broccoli, too!

Thanks for an outstandingly delicious link to the letter 'O'.


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