Ramen Carbonara

"Carbonara is known as a quick-to-fix meal, but get dinner done even sooner by using ramen instead of traditional pasta. Top with additional Parmesan if desired."

  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Ready in 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages ramen noodles (flavor packets discarded)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Add onion to bacon drippings in skillet; cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook ramen in a saucepan according to package directions, adding peas the last minute of cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water; drain.
  • Whisk together egg, Parmesan, onion and drippings, salt, and red pepper in a bowl. Add hot ramen and cooked bacon. Toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking water to make a creamy consistency. Top servings with parsley.

Nutritional Information

  • Total Fat: : 14.9g
  • Saturated Fat: : 14.9g
  • Sodium: : 14.9g
  • Potassium: : 14.9g
  • Total Carbohydrates: : 14.9g
  • Dietary Fiber: : 14.9g
  • Protein: : 14.9g
  • Sugars: : 14.9g
  • Vitamin C: : 14.9g
  • Iron: : 14.9g
  • Niacin: : 14.9g
  • Magnesium: : 14.9g

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can replace the egg with 1/4 cup refrigerated egg product if desired.