10 minute "Bacon & Egg Pasta" ... also known as Carbonara

1
kim *

By
@Bakerella

Recently I had a real hankerin' for some pasta carbanara. I didn't have pancetta/ham/bacon, cream or some of the other ingredients normally called for in carbonara. So I put together the few limited ingredients I had on hand & this is what I came up with. It was delicious & absolutely hit the spot! Was on the table in less than 10 min's flat. Can make it your own way by adding peas or a little cream, or maybe using ready made bacon or chopped ham .. whatever you have on hand. I plan to make this again and again ...

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:

Ingredients

  • ·
    (all ingredients listed are per serving. double & triple as you like).
  • ·
    1 svg hot cooked thin spaghetti or linguini
  • ·
    1 egg (per svg)
  • ·
    1 handful of real bacon bits
  • ·
    1/4 thinly sliced onions
  • ·
    1/2 diced tomato or handful of frozen peas (which ever you have on-hand & which ever you prefer).
  • ·
    sm amt of olive oil, salt & pepper, nutmeg
  • ·
    generous amt of freshly grated parmesan or romano cheese

How to Make 10 minute "Bacon & Egg Pasta" ... also known as Carbonara

Step-by-Step

  1. Boil pasta as directed. While pasta is cooking saute onion in sm amt of olive oil over low heat until sweet & carmalized. If using frozen peas, toss in with the pasta during last minute or so of cooking.
  2. In separate bowl whisk egg. When pasta is cooked, drain and add to the saute pan with onion and remove from heat. Quickly toss egg with hot pasta (do not cook over heat at this point or egg will scramble). Toss together well and add a pinch or two of nutmeg, along with bacon bits, diced tomatoes, salt, pepper and a generous amt of fresh grated parmesan or romano cheese. Return to heat and toss until everything is warm ... and Mangia!

Printable Recipe Card

About 10 minute "Bacon & Egg Pasta" ... also known as Carbonara

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Show 2 Comments & Reviews

18 Snacks To Make Dad

18 Snacks To Make Dad


If you don’t have access to a grill to host a Father’s Day cookout, you can still show dad how much you care. How? By preparing a smorgasbord of snacks catered to dad. Does Dad enjoy eating meat? How about sausage stuffed crescent rolls or skillet chicken nachos? Dad the king of cheesy jokes? Enjoy […]

22 Summer Strawberry Recipes

22 Summer Strawberry Recipes


Yay! It’s finally strawberry season! These summer strawberry recipes are bursting with sweet fruity flavor in every bite. Strawberry cupcakes, strawberry pie, strawberry pound cake, and more are perfect to make with a carton of fresh strawberries. Check out 22 strawberry recipes you need in your life this summer!

Grill a Special Meal for Father’s Day

Grill a Special Meal for Father’s Day


I have fond memories of my dad standing over the grill during the summer preparing a feast for the family. This Father’s Day, I plan to take over grilling duties from my husband and prepare a fantastic grilled meal. If you want to pick up the tongs, too, then check out these recipes. Cheryl Culver’s […]