Longaniza Carbonara with Spinach is What’s for Dinner!

Jon’s Market in North Hollywood had their sample hawkers out today, and one meat rep had some delicious Longaniza sausage wrapped in a tortilla.  His selling point: A good Chorizo substitute with half the fat and more meat.  Being the carnivore that I am, more meat is always a good thing, so I was sold American!

Carbonara of any kind is soooo easy, and if you didn’t have to boil the pasta, could be considered a one-skillet meal.  As usual, I took a basic Carbonara recipe and did my own thing: used Parmesan and Cheddar cheeses and tossed in some  spinach.  I also cooked vermicelli-sized angel hair pasta instead of the standard length.  All-in-all, it came out great, especially complemented with a slice of garlic bread!

Hubby and I had a packed day, so it was nice to be able to whip up something and sit down to eat in 30 minutes.  Beats takeout, any day.

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