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Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara {with bacon and peas}

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Easy and comforting — this Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara is the perfect weeknight dinner to make for your hungry family!

Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara with peas and bacon!

I know, I know, usually around here I’m chatting-it-up about sweets, but it so happens that I do make other things! I love pasta and with that being said, I have a hubby and growing teen that need nourishing from real food from time-to-time, so thought I would share this recipe with you today!

You see, I’m always looking for easy weeknight meals. Since I tend to work long hours at my “day” job, planning something to make for dinner is sometimes challenging.

The hubby craves long and involved, sometimes complicated, but always delicious meals. I love those too, however I just don’t have the time or the energy during my normal week. So in my quest to find a dish that we all like, is simple but taste great, I stumbled across this a carbonara recipe and decided to give it my twist and try it out on my family.

Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara with peas and bacon!

This Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara is really simple — you start by boiling some pasta, then you cook up some bacon (can’t go wrong here), throw together some eggs, Parmesan cheese, half and half, and then toss in some peas and the cooked bacon and you’re done!

Now, this is my kind of meal! And my family agreed – it was great!

It’s creamy with a bit of crunch from the bacon and freshness from the peas! Pure deliciousness in a bowl!

Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara with peas and bacon!

Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara {with bacon and peas}

1 pound Fettuccini
8 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch thick pieces
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
4 large eggs
1-1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup cooked peas

Add water to a large pot and bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stir occasionally and cook until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with a paper towel.

When the water reaches a rapid boil, generously salt the water, add the pasta and cook until al dente, approximately 10 minutes, or according to your package directions.

While the pasta is cooking, to a large bowl add the eggs, 1 cup of the Parmesan, and the half-and-half. Whisk until well combined.

Drain the pasta, and immediately add the pasta to the egg mixture and toss until well coated (note the heat from the pasta will cook the eggs). Then add the bacon and peas, and season with salt and pepper, and then gently toss again. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara with peas and bacon!

Get your water boiling — time to treat your tummy to this fresh and delicious Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara!

Sheila

 

{recipe adapted from Martha Stewart}

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5 thoughts on “Creamy Fettuccini Carbonara {with bacon and peas}

  1. Lovely fresh photos Sheila….

  2. Wow, you know what, I just today decided to try this kind of recipe next week, and now I find your recipe. Isn’t his just awesome! Thanks!

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