Carbonara with Peas

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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. 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chop bacon into 1 inch slices.
  2. In a small bowl, mix 4 eggs and 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese together.
  3. Finely mince the garlic cloves.
  4. Bring 4-6 quarts of water to a boil. Add salt and pasta.
  5. Boil pasta for 7 minutes.
  6. 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.
  7. Add the peas to the bacon for 1 minute.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Serve with some fresh ground pepper and parmesan cheese on top.