Like most recipes, the origins of the dish are obscure, and there are many legends about it. As the name is derived from carbone (the Italian word for coal), some believe that the dish was first made as a hearty meal for Italian charcoal workers. This theory gave rise to the term “coal miner’s spaghetti”, which is used to refer to spaghetti alla carbonara in parts of the United States. Regardless of how it came about, it’s a delicious combination of pasta, cheese and bacon (yay bacon!).
There is nothing like homemade baked macaroni and cheese. It is the ultimate comfort food! While this recipe isn’t particularly healthy, it is just for one person. By making a single serving of the dish, you avoid over eating. The key to eating healthy and not having to eat twigs for dinner is moderation.