This is my go to dish when I realize it's 3:00 PM and I haven't even thought about, planned or shopped for dinner. There are certain ingredients I always have on hand....spaghetti, eggs, bacon (uncooked or precooked) and a block of Parmesan happen to be four of them.
This dish, with its limited ingredient list ,really has a nice flavor and makes a very satisfying meal. The best part, even my one son, who wouldn't imagine eating an egg together with pasta is happy to just have the noodles and the cheese. It's a win-win situation and I never hear any complaints.
This dinner comes together in less than half an hour, which is a lifesaver on those nights where there is so much craziness going on.
Try it out, it might become your favorite too.
Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Drain pasta and return it to the pot.
Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes or use precooked bacon. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate. Crumble or dice when cool.
Here's a tip...for a picture-perfect sunny-side up egg, break the egg into a small dish first, then slide it gently into the pan. However, if you are cooking on an electric stove with a lopsided burner forget this piece of advice. Don't ask me how I know this.
Wipe out the skillet and return to medium heat. Crack the eggs into the skillet and cook until whites are set but the yolks are still runny, about 4 minutes.
Toss the pasta with the bacon, the reserved pasta water, 3/4 cup of the Parmesan and 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Divide the pasta among bowls and top with the eggs. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 Tablespoons of Parmesan.
Spaghetti with bacon and Eggs
Spaghetti with Bacon and Eggs