Food For Thought – Carbonara

“I wouldn’t exactly call it ‘cooking’ but I can make noodles. That means I can boil water, put the pasta in and wait until it’s done.” -Devon Werkheiser

While watching, I watched Anthony Bourdain eat carbonara and it looked amazing. I realize I couldn’t possibly replicate the dish on the show, but I wanted to try to find something close. It didn’t take me long to find a recipe; one of my favorite food blogs, Closet Cooking, had a recipe for spaghetti alla carbonara with peas.

Ingredients Bowl of Carbonara

  • 1 package spaghetti
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup peas
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup bacon


Cook spaghetti al dente. While pasta is cooking, slice bacon into bite sized pieces and fry. Drain pasta, add eggs, cream, peas, cheese, bacon, and pepper. Stir thoroughly and serve hot.


If you want to make a vegetarian version, omit the bacon. However, the bacon is really delicious.

I’ve experimented with different types of pasta such as angel hair and fettuccine as well as making my own.

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