This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skinner® Pasta, and all opinions expressed are my own.
Growing up in France, I ate pasta a lot. Sometimes twice a day. Our macaroni and cheese equivalent there is pasta with ketchup and ham. I’ve mentioned it to friends here and they think it’s an odd combination (and possibly an abomination) but I assure you it’s delicious. Anyway, my all-time favorite meal is Carbonara. I’ve made it many different ways over the years, but this current recipe is the final, best version. Eating pasta makes me feel good – it reminds me of home, and fills my tummy with deliciousness.
National Friendship Day
I moved to Texas from France in 2011 and I’ve found a new home here. I’m proud of being a Texan and I like buying Texas-themed products so Skinner® Texas Shape pasta fits nicely into my concept of the perfect Carbonara. Also, as you can see, it matches the tattoo on my arm. There’s something friendly and universal about pasta and it’s my go-to meal when my friends and family visit me deep in the heart of Texas. A big meal with pasta can really bring people together, and that’s a perfect thing for National Friendship Day.
Pasta Carbonara with Skinner®
No one agrees on what the secret is to a perfect Carbonara. To me, the key to making a salivating dish is using the right ingredients, and a pasta that really traps that gooey sauce in all its nooks and crannies. The Texas Shape pasta I’m using from Skinner, the #1 brand in Texas, suspends the sauce incredibly well in its structure. Skinner Pasta is enriched and has earned Non-GMO Project Verification on its most popular pasta products. The brand has a variety of pasta products available including all the classics like Spaghetti, Fettuccine, Elbows, and Penne, and other interesting options like dumplings, Fideo Mediano, and even the fun Texas Shape pasta I’m using for my recipe. Visit skinnerpasta.com for a variety of budget-friendly Skinner pasta products and recipe ideas that are accessible to anyone and everyone.
So, without further ado, here is my (almost) famous Texas Carbonara: