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Easy Family Favorite Pasta Carbonara

Easy Family Favorite Pasta Carbonara-  is a simple, easy weeknight meal, yet it's classy and elegant enough for a company. Made with pancetta,  peas and lots of Parmesan cheese! 

Course Pasta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Rob

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pancetta 1/4 in dice
  • 5 medium-large eggs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 lb pasta such as linguine, spaghetti ect
  • 1 cup frozen tender tiny peas
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Italian parsley chopped fine for garnish
  • 12 oz fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a medium saute pan over medium heat, cook the pancetta until crispy brown. Remove to a plate and set aside. Reserve the pan with the drippings. Add mushrooms and saute a few minutes. Add garlic and cook for a minute or so. 

    Add heavy cream to pan along with peas. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes

    Separate  eggs and set the yolks aside. Discard the  whites.

    In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, the Parmigiano-Reggiano, black pepper. 

    Cook the pasta until al dente. 

    Add the sauce mixture to the pasta and toss gently until mixed well.  

    Add the egg mixture into the pasta and toss well with tongs for about 1 minute. 

    Garnish with the parsley. Add extra Parmigiano-Reggiano. Let sit for 1 minute and serve