The mere notion that you can make a creamy carbonara pasta dish in minutes—using dried pasta that cooks right in the sauce—is in and of itself pretty amazing. But the fact that kids (okay, sure, and you) will love it is an even better notion! This technique will only work in a glass loaf pan. The higher sides help contain the inevitable foam as the pasta cooks and also retain more heat for quicker cooking. (And if you don’t know that the microwave’s no place for a metal pan, just trust us on this one.)
— Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
Excerpted from THE KITCHEN SHORTCUT BIBLE Copyright © 2018 by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. Used with permission of Little, Brown and Company, New York. All rights reserved.