Spaghetti Carbonara with Peas

  • Servings: 4

Crispy bacon, garlic, sweet green peas, grated Parmesan cheese ~ served tossed with spaghetti.


8 ozSan Giorgio® Spaghetti
4 thick slicesbacon, diced
1/2 cupfrozen peas
3 largegarlic cloves, minced
1 cupgrated Parmesan cheese, divided
coarse salt, optional
freshly ground black pepper, optional
chopped parsley (optional)


  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 3 to 4 minutes; drain excess drippings. Add frozen peas and stir for another 3 to 4 minutes or until just cooked through.
  4. Add chopped garlic to bacon and pea mixture and cook about 1 minute (do not burn garlic).
  5. Reduce heat to low and quickly stir in cooked pasta, egg mixture, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and toss. Stir in reserved pasta water a little at a time until creamy.
  6. Turn off heat and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.