Easy Carbonara Recipe

easy carbonara recipe

BACON!!

I just loooove a good bacon dish, and carbonara is basically alfredo with BACON (!!!) and peas. And it’s so ridiculously YUM and quite the crowd pleaser.

This recipe is a favorite among my kids, and it easily can be halved to fit a smaller family. Not only that, but it’s one of those easy meals that can be made in a pinch. Tasty and quick, score!

Easy Carbonara Recipe

Easy Carbonara Recipe
 
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This fantastic Alfredo variation includes bacon and peas and is lower fat by using regular milk instead of cream.
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Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 1 package of turkey bacon
  • 1 small bag of frozen peas
  • 1 – 1.5 boxes Fettuccine noodles
Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 6 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced finely
  • 1 tbsp Mrs Dash table blend
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Grated parmesan to garnish
  • Optional – Mozzarella cheese, shredded, ½ cup
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon on stovetop until crisp enough to crumble.
  2. Microwave peas in a bowl until mostly thawed.
  3. Prepare Fettuccine noodles, drain water, return to pot.
Alfredo sauce
  1. In medium saucepan over medium heat, place milk in first, adding other ingredients one at a time.
  2. Using a rubber whisk (as to not scratch your saucepan), whisk your ingredients to blend together as they heat.
  3. Bring to a boil, let reduce for a couple minutes, until it becomes well blended and gets thicker.
Putting it all together
  1. Crumble half the bacon, put aside.
  2. Pour sauce over prepared noodles, with heat on low-to-medium, mix together gently until sauce absorbs somewhat and thickens more.
  3. Add peas and crumbled bacon, tossing gently but mixing together thoroughly, until heated through and combined.
  4. If adding Mozzarella, add it now.
  5. Serve with extra parmesan cheese shaken overtop
Notes
Turkey bacon is preferred here, as it’s easier to get to a crisp and crumble. It’s also healthier and less fatty than regular bacon. You can make this healthier by using low-fat or skim milk, and low-fat cream cheese.

easy carbonara recipe

What do you think? Do you think this is something your family would love one night? Try it!

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