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classic pasta carbonara | superman cooks

Classic Pasta Carbonara

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 portions 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Italian


A classic version of a Northern Italian favorite, made with smokey ham and fresh flavors with a perfect al dente bite



  • 1 lb vermicelli
  • 4 ounces ham
  • 1/4 red onion sliced very thin
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter divided
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 C fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tbsp butter, and onion and chopped garlic.
  3. Julienne ham into matchstick size pieces and add to skillet. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
  4. When pasta is done, drain and add to sauté pan. Add remaining butter and mix to combine.
  5. In a small bowl, crack and scramble 3 eggs. Add eggs to saute pan and continue to stir until eggs have cooked into pasta. Add peas and toss.
  6. Transfer to serving platter and top with julienned basil, grated parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper.
  7. Before serving, drizzle with olive oil to taste.

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