Carbonara with Peas

Carbonara with Peas

Carbonara with Peas Recipes

Carbonara with Peas is a creamy dish made with thick bacon pieces, garlic, Parmesan cheese, egg and Barilla® Collezione Bucatini for a simple, yet elevated, weeknight meal.

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Recipe Yields : 6 sevings
Prep time : 6 minutes
Cook time : 14 minutes
Keywords : Pasta,


  • 12 ounce box Barilla® Collezione Bucatini
  • 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1/2 pound thick cut bacon (pancetta can be used)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 eggs, reccomend pasteurized
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded plus more for serving
  • fresh ground pepper
  • salt


  1. In a small bowl, mix 4 eggs and 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese together.
  2. Finely mince the garlic cloves.
  3. Bring 4-6 quarts of water to a boil. Add salt and pasta.
  4. Boil pasta for 7 minutes.
  5. Timing is important with Carbonara so right when you put the pasta in to cook, add the bacon into a large preheated saute pan on the stove top. Cook the bacon for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the peas to the bacon for 1 minute.
  7. Push the bacon and peas to the side while you add the garlic. Let the garlic cook until it is aromatic (about 1 minute). Mix the garlic with the peas and bacon.
  8. Immediately drain the pasta as it finishes it 7 minute cook time reserving half a cup of the pasta water for later. Place the drained pasta into the bacon pan and stir ingredients together for 1 minute.
  9. Remove the pan from heat and add the egg mixture. Stir well and quickly. Add in the reserved pasta water as needed until you get a creamy consistency.
  10. Serve with some fresh ground pepper and parmesan cheese on top.

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