When you’re in need of a quick meal, a creamy carbonara comes together in just a little more time than it takes the pasta to cook. It's a humble sauce of starchy pasta water, eggs and Parm whisked into silky submission. And, chances are, you already have the ingredients in your kitchen. We have peas in our ingredient list, but if there's a greens strike in your home, feel free to forgo them. Carbonara is easy like that.
This from-scratch tomato soup is made with fresh tomatoes as well as good-quality canned tomatoes, which are always available at the grocery store. Adding red pepper boosts vitamin C even further. Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches, naturally.