Pasta Carbonara w/ Fresh Green Beans

July 28, 2010
Author Notes

A quick and easy pasta carbonara using fresh garden green beans. Feel free to adapt this with whatever fresh vegetables you happen to have! —mtlabor

  • Serves 2-4
  • 8 ounces thin spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed and chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino cheese, grated
In This Recipe
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to the package directions for al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet under high heat. Add olive oil, onions, and green beans. Season with salt and pepper and saute for about 5-6 minutes, or until onion starts to soften.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add garlic. Cook for an additional 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the cream and eggs. Set aside.
  5. Add the chopped bacon and the cooked pasta to the skillet.
  6. Mix well. Remove from heat and add in cream/egg mixture. Let the residual heat slowly thicken the sauce. Stir in both cheeses and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  7. Serve right away with cheesy garlic bread!

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