Carbonara with bacon and peas

A white shallow casserole of sphagetti with bacon and peas.
This carbonara with bacon and peas is so simple and delicious. It’s an easy weekday meal that the kids will love.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4 people


To serve

  • Extra parmesan cheese grated


  • Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling salted water according to the package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, add olive oil to a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and fry until golden and crispy, about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • In a small jug whisk your eggs together and add parmesan cheese.
  • When the spaghetti has 1 minute to go, add the peas. Drain the spaghetti and peas, reserving a cup of pasta water, and add the spaghetti and peas to the frying pan with bacon.
  • Add half a cup of the reserved pasta water to the eggs and whisk in. This will bring it up to temperature and stop it scrambling.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the pan and mix well with tongs. Add remaining pasta water as needed, for a silky smooth sauce. Cook over low heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with extra grated parmesan. Easy!
Keyword kid friendly, weekly menu
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