Rating: 4.5 stars
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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.

Recipe Summary

cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Cook's Note:

You can replace the egg with 1/4 cup refrigerated egg product if desired.

Nutrition Facts

284 calories; protein 18.7g; carbohydrates 19.6g; fat 14.9g; cholesterol 120.6mg; sodium 1145.2mg. Full Nutrition
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