Easy Pea & Spinach Carbonara

delicious healthy midweek meal
Delicious healthy midweek meal
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1 ½ tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin
½ cup Panko breadcrumbs preferably whole-wheat
1 clove Garlic minced
10 cups Water
8 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated, divided
3 tbsp fresh Parsley finely chopped
3 Egg yolks large
1 Eggs large
½ tsp Black pepper
¼ tsp Salt
1 (9 oz) package Tagliatelle or linguine
8 cups Baby spinach
1 cup Frozen peas or fresh

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Easy Pea & Spinach Carbonara


I love to make this Easy Pea & Spinach Carbonara for a midweek meal which is healthy and delicious and takes only 15 minutes. Carbonara is one of the darlings of Italian cuisine – creamy egg sauce with crispy bacon mixed with spaghetti, what’s not to love about this classic? The lack of vegetables maybe?! That’s why I’ve come up with this healthier take on Carbonara.

I make my green carbonara by whisking Parmesan cheese, egg yolks, egg, pepper and salt together. I boil pasta in a large pan of boiling water with spinach and peas. When the pasta is cooked, I drain the water and reserve ¼ cup to loosen the egg mixture. I gradually mix the egg sauce with the pasta and I serve topped with toasted breadcrumbs and garlic. Yum!

To make Easy Pea & Spinach Carbonara, you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how to make Easy Pea & Spinach Carbonara?

Steps to make Easy Pea & Spinach Carbonara


Bring water to a boil


Bring 10 cups of water to a boil over high heat.


Toast breadcrumbs and garlic


Place ½ a cup of panko breadcrumbs and 1 small minced clove of garlic in a large skillet with 1 ½ tablespoons of hot olive oil over medium heat. Cook, while stirring for about 2 minutes until toasted.


Transfer breadcrumbs to a bowl with Parmesan and


Transfer the breadcrumb mixture to a small bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley. Set to one side.


Cook pasta, spinach and peas


Place the pasta in the pan of boiling water and cook while stirring for about 1 minute. Add 8 cups of baby spinach and 1 cup of peas. Cook until the pasta is tender.


Drain pasta


Drain pasta and reserve ¼ cup of the cooking water. Place the drained pasta in a large bowl.


Make sauce


Gradually pour the reserved cooking water into the egg mixture, whisking constantly.


Add sauce to pasta


Slowly add the sauce to the pasta, spinach and peas, tossing constantly with tongs to combine.




Top with the reserved breadcrumb mixture and serve immediately.

This Easy Pea & Spinach Carbonara is a quick and delicious meal to make midweek. Wholesome and delicious, let me know if you try this one!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Total Reviews: 11
Rivka Kollar

Huge fan of the pea spinach carbonara, really love it thanks for sharing.

Lillyanna Carawan

Not a fan of parsley so left it out completey but this was actually delicious.

Audree Savich

I like this so much I'm actually going too bookmark the page cause of all the good ideas on here.

Lilianna Peila

Super healthy and delicious, the flavours are great me and my hubby really loved it.

Adrienne Lauf

Very healthy and quite filling meal, I enjoyed it and appreciate the share.

Ailyn Kallstrom

This is so simple to make and it's delicious, I used penne instead of the noodles though.

Poppy Manuszak

Added some sundried tomatos to this since they are my favorite and I have to say it actually blends quite well.


Easy to make and afforadble ingridents since it's nothing too crazy so I'll cook it again sometime soon.

Jubilee Stavely

Great recipe will be making this carbonara again, 5 stars from me.

Corinne Gess

Not too flavourful and kinda plain in my opinion so had to add my own sauce, it was good after that.


Really easy recipe to copy!

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