One-Pot Carbonara

One-Pot Carbonara recipe – Only 6 six ingredients and tons of great flavor.  Creamy pasta loaded with cheese, bacon, and green peas. No eggs! Everything cooks in the same pot! Even the pasta! Spaghetti, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, parmesan cheese, bacon, and green peas. Ready in 15 minutes! Cooking the pasta in cream of chicken soup makes it super rich and creamy.  Your family is sure to love this easy one-pan meal!

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Creamy Pasta with Bacon

Stop what you are doing and add this One Pot Carbonara Recipe to your menu! OMG! It is a new favorite at our house. Super creamy pasta loaded with cheese, bacon, and green peas. Now, this isn’t a traditional carbonara recipe. This recipe has no eggs! The creaminess of the dish comes from a can of cream of chicken soup. It sounds weird, but it totally works. The soup makes this pasta super rich and creamy. SO simple and tastes great!

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How to Make One-Pot Spaghetti Carbonara 

This pasta is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large pot, whisk together cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add uncooked spaghetti and cook in the soup mixture until tender. Do NOT drain the pasta. Stir in crispy bacon, grated parmesan cheese, and frozen green peas into the spaghetti and sauce. Season with some fresh cracked pepper to taste. Transfer to a pasta bowl and enjoy.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use spaghetti. You can use any long pasta. Fettuccine or linguine both work great.
  • Sometimes I add some garlic powder and onion powder to the sauce.
  • I suggest using low sodium chicken broth or salt-free chicken broth in this recipe.
  • I use precooked bacon to cut down on prep time.
    • Can substitute turkey bacon.
  • I use 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup.
  • What can I add to Creamy Pasta?
    • spinach
    • steamed broccoli
    • steamed asparagus
    • cooked mushrooms
    • cooked chicken
    • cooked Italian sausage crumbles
    • sautéed onions
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What to Serve with Pasta Carbonara

This easy recipe has been on repeat at our house. We serve this pasta with a salad and garlic bread. It is equally delicious with our favorite Italian green bean salad. Give this recipe a try! It is sure to become a favorite at your house too!

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One-Pot Carbonara

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
One-Pot Carbonara recipe – Only 6 six ingredients and tons of great flavor.  Creamy pasta loaded with cheese, bacon, and green peas. No eggs! Everything cooks in the same pot! Even the pasta! Spaghetti, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, parmesan cheese, bacon, and green peas. Cooking the pasta in cream of chicken soup makes it super rich and creamy.  Your family is sure to love this easy one-pan meal!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (10.5-oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 (14.5-oz) cans chicken broth
  • 8 -oz spaghetti, uncooked
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup cooked chopped bacon
  • ½ cup frozen green peas

Instructions:

  • In a large saucepot, whisk together cream of chicken soup and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions for al dente pasta.
  • DO NOT DRAIN PASTA.
  • Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in grated cheese, crispy bacon, and peas.
  • Garnish with fresh black pepper and more parmesan cheese.

Notes:

  • I use spaghetti. You can use any long pasta. Fettuccine or linguine both work great.
  • Sometimes I add some garlic powder and onion powder to the sauce.
  • I suggest using low sodium chicken broth or salt-free chicken broth in this recipe.
  • I use precooked bacon to cut down on prep time.
    • Can substitute turkey bacon.
  • I use 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup.
  • What can I add to Creamy Pasta?
    • spinach
    • steamed broccoli
    • steamed asparagus
    • cooked mushrooms
    • cooked chicken
    • cooked Italian sausage crumbles
    • sautéed onions

Steph

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