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 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 2 slices bacon, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages ramen noodles (flavor packets discarded)

  • ½ cup frozen peas

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes

  • Chopped fresh parsley


  1. 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.

  2. Meanwhile, cook ramen in a saucepan according to package directions, adding peas the last minute of cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water; drain.

  3. 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 (per serving)

284 Calories
15g Fat
20g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 1145mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 47mg 237%
Calcium 298mg 23%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 407mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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