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Pasta Carbonara

A simple recipe with just spaghetti noodles tossed with crispy bacon, peas and a creamy sauce made from eggs! The trick to this recipe is stirring in the egg mixture with the heat off while the spaghetti and pan are still warm!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta, pasta carbonara
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Winnie Liong

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 oz spaghetti pasta
  • 4 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup pasta water more as needed

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, salt and pepper.
  • Cook bacon in a large skillet until crispy, then crumble into small pieces. Remove bacon grease from pan then add bacon back into large skillet. 
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and reserve pasta water on the side. Immediately add pasta to toss with crumbled bacon, along with frozen peas. Turn off heat.
  • Stir in egg mixture, adding pasta water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired creaminess. The cooked pasta and warm pan will help cook the eggs, but it should not curdle!
  • Add more salt and pepper to taste! Top with red pepper flakes and sprinkle with parmesan/nutritional yeast if desired!