Everyone loves it Spaghetti!

Kids Cooking - Egg and Bacon Pasta

I am fanatical about kids being taught to cook. I believe it is one of the most important life skills that you can pass on to your children, and many of my childhood memories involve my brother and I watching Mum cook, and learning to cook ourselves. This dish, which of course is a simplified version of a great Italian classic, is a big favourite in our household; our nickname for it is 'Everyone loves it Spaghetti', as it is the one meal that every visiting child has eaten without complaint, which, as all of you with kids will know, is close to miraculous.

It is super simple and quick to make, and although I have put the quantities that the kids used on this occasion, it is very forgiving, and generally we just throw in a handful of cheese, and a dollop of cream. We've made it before with Cheddar, Parmesan, Pecorino; all taste great, and likewise we've substituted the bacon with ham, cooked sausage and smoked salmon in the past (in which case you needn't fry it first). It is also rather lovely with a few peas or baby broad beans thrown in.

We used 6 rashers of streaky bacon, about 100g of cheddar cheese, about 40mls of cream, an egg and about 200 g of fresh spaghetti. The kids had planned on just the two of them eating it, but Daddy turned up just as it was ready, so they had to share with him. So I would say that these quantities feed 2-3 depending on how piggy you are feeling!

Egg and Bacon Pasta - cut up bacon

Wash your hands, put a large pan of water on to boil, cut up the bacon and grate the cheese.

Egg and Bacon Pasta - Grate some Cheese

Egg and Pasta Pasta - break egg into bowl

Crack the egg into a bowl, pick out the shell, and give it a good whisk with a fork.

Egg and Bacon Pasta - Beat Egg

Egg and Bacon Pasta - add cream

Mix in the cream, and throw in whatever cheese you are using.

Egg and Bacon Pasta - mix cheese into eggg

Egg and Bacon Pasta - fry bacon until golden

Fry the bacon until golden, and add your spaghetti to the boiling water with a pinch of salt.

Egg and Bacon Pasta - Add pasta to boiling water

Egg and Bacon Pasta - add bacon to drained pasta

When the spaghetti is cooked, drain (you may need an adult to help) and return to the pan. Mix in your cooked bacon, and then your egg mixture.

Egg and Bacon Pasta - add egg mixture

Egg and Bacon Pasta - mix until cheese has melted

Stir together until you can no longer see the grated cheese. The heat from the pasta will melt the cheese and cook the egg. Serve with extra cheese and season with salt and pepper if desired!

Egg and Bacon Pasta - finished!

Egg and Bacon Pasta - and eat!

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  • Reply El

    Ok, I actually want to come go over to yours now and have a taste! Looks scrumptious and my family loves pasta too! And it would be fun if my kids could help and then Daddy can clean up LOL. Thanks for sharing.
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    November 1, 2015 at 2:27 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      You’d be very welcome :) My kids love cooking it, although I sadly haven’t managed to train hubby to do dishes yet!

      November 1, 2015 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Tracey Abrahams

    This looks fantastic. I am a big fan of pasta and of creamy cheese sauces, so it ticks all the boxes.
    Thank you for linking up, Tracey xx #abitofeverything
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    October 31, 2015 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It really is yummy, and is so easy to throw together. I nearly always have cheese, eggs and bacon lurking in the fridge so its our ‘go to tea’ when I just want something easy to cook :)

      November 1, 2015 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Jenny Eaves

    *#HowtoSunday, was thinking about tomorrow while writing! Xx

    October 13, 2015 at 9:14 am
    • Reply Sarah

      Looking forward to linking up tomorrow as well x

      October 13, 2015 at 1:31 pm
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