Easy Pasta Carbonara

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 6
Easy Pasta Carbonara
Health Highlights
This pasta carbonara makes a great weeknight dinner since it’s easy, delicious, creamy, and super fast to make.


454 gm Pasta, Penne, dry
1 tbsp Salt (kosher)
6 thick slice Bacon (diced)
1/2 medium Yellow onion (finely diced)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1/4 cup Heavy cream, 38% M.F.
1 cup Frozen green peas (frozen)
1/2 tsp Black pepper (ground)
1 dash Nutmeg, ground (ground)
1 dash Red pepper flakes (crushed)
1 medium egg Egg (yolk, beaten)
1 green onion (stem) Green onion (sliced, for garnish)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (for garnish)


  1. Fill a deep pot with water and 1 tbsp. salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and cook until al dente (almost all the way cooked), about 8-10 minutes.
  2. While the water is heating to a boil for the noodles, heat a large fry pan over medium-high heat. Add the diced bacon and cook until almost fully cooked. Add the diced onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one minute, until fragrant.
  3. Add the cream and peas and stir to combine.
  4. At this point, the noodles will likely be ready. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked noodles into the bacon and onion mixture. Don’t drain the noodles – you want some of the water to transfer with the noodles.
  5. Turn off the heat on both pans. Add the egg yolk to the noodle mixture and stir quickly. Be careful not to let the egg sit on the bottom of the pan where it is the hottest as this might cause it to scramble. You want to coat the noodles as quickly and as evenly as possible with the egg as it cooks from the heat.
  6. Garnish with sliced green onions and parmesan and serve.
  7. Serves: 6

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 538
Calories from fat 218
Calories from saturated fat 88
Total Fat 24.3 g
Saturated Fat 9.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.8 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Sodium 1666 mg
Potassium 336 mg
Total Carbohydrate 62 g
Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
Sugars 3.8 g
Protein 19.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.8
Meat 0.4
Meat Alternative 0.3
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.4

Energy sources