Pasta Carbonara is a creamy, cheesy pasta tossed with crisp prosciutto and bright English peas. It's a classic Italian recipe made with simple, quality ingredients!
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Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara is a creamy, cheesy pasta tossed with crisp prosciutto and bright English peas. It's a classic Italian recipe made with simple, quality ingredients!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 775kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces prosciutto thinly sliced or diced
  • 1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup frozen English peas thawed
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add olive oil to a dutch oven or deep skillet and cook the prosciutto over medium-high heat until it is crisp.
  • Set prosciutto aside and pour off the oil from the pot saving about 3 tablespoons to add back (if you don't have 3 tablespoons you can add more olive oil to equal 3 tablespoons).
  • In a bowl whisk together the eggs and cheese.
  • Cook your spaghetti, according to package instructions, in water salted with Sale Marino di Trapani (PGI Italian Sea Salt). When it is cooked to a perfect al dente use a heat-proof measuring cup to reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining the pasta.
  • Add the reserved oil back to your dutch oven and heat it over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is warm add your cooked and drained pasta, then slowly pour the egg mixture over it stirring and turning the pasta to coat it. If it becomes a little dry add the pasta water, a small amount at a time, to loosen the pasta up.
  • Add your prosciutto, English peas, and toss together until the peas are warmed through.
  • Serve with a little extra Parmigiano Reggiano and salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 775kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 4132mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 13% | Vitamin C: 17.6% | Calcium: 34.7% | Iron: 16.1%