Green Bean Carbonara

Tammy Brownlow


Green beans and carbonara just seemed like a perfect combination. Green beans and bacon are a classic combination, so I wanted to try green beans as the star attraction in this dish. This would be great with some mushroom as well. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. (:

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10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


6 slice
bacon, thick, diced
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 lb
fresh green beans
large garlic clove minced
1/3 c
white wine, or chicken broth
1/2 c
grated parmesean cheese
eggs, beaten
1/2 lb
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Green Bean Carbonara


  • 1Start a dutch oven pot with salted water on high heat covered for pasta.
  • 2Cook pasta of choice until aldente. Keep warm until ready to toss with the rest of ingredients. Reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water. I work on this while preparing the green beans and bacon.
  • 3In a large skillet on medium low heat render bacon pieces in olive oil. Remove bacon and set aside.
  • 4Add green beans and cook until tender-crisp, about 10 minutes.
  • 5Add garlic and cook 3 more minutes until garlic is fragrant and tender.
  • 6Add wine/chicken broth, cook until reduced by half about 5 minutes.
  • 7Add pasta. Add egg and parmesean all at once. Add bacon. Toss until well combined. If your sauce is too thick for your taste, add the 1/4 cup reserved pasta water.
  • 8Add lemon juice and give one final toss. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve with additional grated parmesean if desired.

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About Green Bean Carbonara

Course/Dish: Pasta, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids