Amanda's "Above the Clouds" Pasta Carbonara

Amanda's "Above the Clouds" Pasta Carbonara

Ready in 25 minutes

This is one of my favorite pastas, but I prefer it with proscuitto instead of bacon, unless of course I can get ahold of "Black Forest" bacon from Whole Foods. This version is without any cream or butter.

"i used ham for this worked just fine, thanks for sharing, very yummy, CCheryl"

- CCheryl

Top-ranked recipe named "Amanda's "Above the Clouds" Pasta Carbonara"

5 avg, 3 review(s) 100% would make again


Are you making this? 
1 package linguine; or whatever you prefer
4 Eggs; lightly beaten
2 cups Reggiano Parmigiano; grated
1/3 package frozen peas; rinsed
1/2 large onion; white or yellow
1 clove garlic; very thinly sliced
1 salt; to taste
1 pepper; to taste
1 bunch arugula; fresh
1/4 cup Olive oil

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Chop onion and sautée in olive oil and salt over medium heat. Slice garlic paper thin and add to softened onions for one minute. Turn off heat. Add water, salt and a dash of oil to large stockpot for pasta, put over high heat to start water boiling.

PREPARE AND SET ASIDE while water is coming to a boil:

Lightly beat 4 eggs in bowl and add a bit of pepper. Grate your Parmesean cheese into another bowl. Rinse Peas. Tear arugula leaves off stems. Chop prosciutto.

When water is boiling add pasta. When pasta is cooked drain and put back in stockpot. Place back on stove over low heat. Add eggs and stir. Add Parmesean (reserve a little for a garnish) and stir. Mix in peas and prosciutto when you see eggs start to set on pasta.


Place your pasta Carbonara into serving bowls. Sprinkle with a tiny bit of Parmesean and then top with some arugula leaves to taste.


Added on Award Medal

i added tomato and ham this was so so good, photo by CCheryl CCheryl

Calories Per Serving: 627 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Reviews for Amanda's "Above the Clouds" Pasta Carbonara

I'd rate it:

sign in to add your comment



Add yours!

i used ham for this worked just fine, thanks for sharing, very yummy, CCheryl
CCheryl 2 years ago
I'd love to try this recipe, but how much prosciutto? It doesn't say in the ingredients.
aimeejo 4 years ago
Make sure you use Reggiano Parmesean cheese for the best results. It's worth it. If you can get fresh eggs, even better! [I posted this recipe.]
madelikethis 4 years ago
Add unlimited recipes. Organize in custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free