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.

Juliana Hale
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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; 14.9 g total fat; 121 mg cholesterol; 1145 mg sodium. 19.6 g carbohydrates; 18.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2020
Easy recipe and delicious too. Add an extra slice of bacon and fresh garlic. Seasoned with a little salt. Wanted to eat the whole pan. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/18/2020
I didn’t like this dish at all. The cream part ruined it for me. I rather uses a milk base cream and not eggs. The flavor wasn’t all that. I would not make this again. Read More
25 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 7
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2020
Easy recipe and delicious too. Add an extra slice of bacon and fresh garlic. Seasoned with a little salt. Wanted to eat the whole pan. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2019
Fast and very tasty!! Followed the recipe but I did add another strip of bacon...will make this again. This would be a great recipe for the camp stove. Thanks for sharing !! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2020
so delicious! I think my husband is really going to love it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2020
Easy & quick!! I doubled it up. I left out the peas. I added garlic and butter. I like to bake my bacon with hot sauce drizzled on for added flavor. Everyone liked it!! Thanks! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2020
Easy to make and I had all the ingredients available. I used 4 slices of bacon and left out the peas and replaced them with cut up fresh mushrooms. It was a great side dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2020
FANTASTIC!! This was the most delicous and the fastest dish I made by far. But just to let you know, I used Korean Spicy Ramen as my noodles and had mix the spice condiments at the end to give it a liitle bit of kick. - Love it! This is my new comfort food! :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2020
This is a great meal when you’re in a time crunch. I doubled it for my family of four and it was enough when I added salad and garlic bread. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2020
If you shop at markets like Hmart, you can buy both fresh and frozen ramen noodles in much better quality than those found in the cheap dry packages. Ramen noodles are merely noodles made from rice versus pasta which made from wheat-based flour. Great for someone who needs to avoid gluten because of allergies. Whenever I make substitutes like this I would rather use the better quality to improve the taste of the dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2020
This was an emailed recommendation and I'm glad I read it. I added a few extra seasonings and some shrimp to the dish and it was delicious. Thank you for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2020
I used vermacelli rice noodles. It was delicious! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/18/2020
I didn’t like this dish at all. The cream part ruined it for me. I rather uses a milk base cream and not eggs. The flavor wasn’t all that. I would not make this again. Read More