Cheesy-Pleasy Carbonara

While attempting to make a carbonara with no eggs I found my sauce a little runny, adding cheese to the sauce made it perfect!

Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti

  • ½ (16 ounce) package bacon

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towel and chop into small pieces when cool enough to handle.

  3. Drain bacon fat from the pan and discard. Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel and pour in chicken stock and sour cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbling, about 5 minutes. Add peas and cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in shredded mozzarella cheese until well combined and melted. Season with pepper. Add cooked pasta and toss until covered in sauce. Mix in bacon pieces.

  4. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and more pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

523 Calories
25g Fat
51g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 523
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 958mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 256mg 20%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 390mg 8%

* 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.