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Spaghetti Carbonara

Salty, smoky bacon balances the sweet burst of peas in this Spaghetti Carbonara recipe. Twirl up the lusciously creamy sauce for a decadent bite.

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spaghetti carbonara with peas in serving bowl

Simple ingredients like eggs, Parm, and pasta water come together to create a velvety, hard-to-forget sauce. Spaghetti pasta twirls the Carbonara with peas and bacon, delighting the tastebuds with every bite. It’s creamy, savory, and irresistible. Let’s cook—so we can eat!

  • 8 oz Ronzoni® Spaghetti
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 thick slices of bacon, diced
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • Coarse salt, optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper, optional
  • Chopped parsley, optional
Skill LevelEasy
Prep Time5 Min
Cook Time25 Min


  1. Prepare pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
  2. Whisk eggs together in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Cook bacon over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes; drain excess drippings.
  4. Add frozen peas and stir for another 3 to 4 minutes or until just cooked through.
  5. Add chopped garlic to bacon and pea mixture. Cook about 1 minute, making sure not to burn garlic.
  6. Reduce heat to low and quickly stir in cooked pasta, egg mixture, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and toss.
  7. Stir in reserved pasta water a little at a time until creamy.
  8. Turn off heat and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley, if desired.
  10. Serve immediately.

Pro Tip

Save your bacon drippings to replace cooking oil or butter in foods like fried eggs or sauteed vegetables. The drippings will leave a rich, smoky taste.