Creamy Pasta Carbonara

pasta carbonara

 

Do you have 15 minutes? Then you’ll WANT to make this yummy dish to share with your friends and family this weekend! With just a few very simple ingredients you will have a dish that will leave everyone licking their bowls and wanting more. Enjoy!

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4-6 (dinner sized portions!)

*Note: You will want to cook your pasta to an Al-dente state as it will continue to cook when you add the bacon mixture and eggs*

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c Parmesan cheese
  • 1 c frozen spring peas
  • 1 pkg pasta of your choice (spaghetti, fettuccine, linguini etc)
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced (more if you like it garlicy!)
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil
  2. In a small bowl mix together the eggs with the parmesan to create a smooth mixture
  3. Heat a medium pan over med-high heat for your bacon…when water begins to boil add a liberal handful of salt (See my picture below…you do not want to skimp here as this flavours your pasta!).
  4. Add bacon to the pan stirring occasionally…cook until almost crisp. Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. When pasta is about 2 minutes from Al-dente add in your frozen peas so they can cook in the boiling water. Reserve 1c of pasta water before draining off.
  6. Immediately mix your pasta/peas with the bacon mixture and pour over the eggs and cheese. Gently mix and add in fresh pepper to taste. Slowly add in reserved pasta water until it reaches a “creamy” consistency.
  7. Serve and ENJOY!

The “bacon” I used is not your traditional bacon! This is a gorgeous homemade Capocollo that my father in law gave us! If you can get your hands on this from your butcher (or even a nice pancetta) why not splurge and make it an extravagant dish!

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