Roasted Asparagus Carbonara

Last Updated on March 19, 2021

Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a spin on the classic creamy egg-&-cheese based pasta dish. Your will love this fettucine carbonara recipe!

Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a spin on the classic creamy egg-&-cheese based pasta dish. Your will love this fettucine carbonara recipe!

Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a spin on the classic creamy egg-&-cheese based pasta dish. Your will love this fettucine carbonara recipe!

A classic carbonara is an Italian pasta dish made with egg, hard cheese, cured pork, and black pepper. It’s a simple but rich and flavourful dish.

Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a spin on the classic creamy egg-&-cheese based pasta dish. Your will love this fettucine carbonara recipe!

My family just loves a basic carbonara recipe with bacon, but this version with roasted asparagus is just the thing during asparagus season.

Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a spin on the classic creamy egg-&-cheese based pasta dish. Your will love this fettucine carbonara recipe!

This roasted asparagus carbonara recipe is easy to make; just cook the asparagus and bacon on a sheet pan while the pasta cooks. Then you just mix everything together with the creamy egg custard sauce.

Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a spin on the classic creamy egg-&-cheese based pasta dish. Your will love this fettucine carbonara recipe!

Tips for making the best Carbonara

You can cook the asparagus and bacon in a saute pan if you would prefer to do it on the stove top. You’ll need to cook the bacon first, and then remove it from the pan and then saute the asparagus in the bacon grease for a few minutes.

Stirring while mixing the egg custard and pasta is very important! If the pasta and eggs are not mixed enough, the eggs could scramble and create an unappetizing texture.

Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a spin on the classic creamy egg-&-cheese based pasta dish. Your will love this fettucine carbonara recipe!

Variations of Roasted Asparagus Carbonara

You can change up this roasted asparagus pasta recipe easily by adding just one more ingredient. Carbonara shines when it’s accompanied with less, so don’t go too crazy.

Try chicken asparagus carbonara by throwing in some pan fried sliced chicken or even leftover chopped up rotisserie chicken.

If you want to keep it vegetarian, try making roasted asparagus and mushroom carbonara. The mushroom will make it a much more substantial dish.

Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a spin on the classic creamy egg-&-cheese based pasta dish. Your will love this fettucine carbonara recipe!

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Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a spin on the classic creamy egg-&-cheese based pasta dish. Your will love this fettucine carbonara recipe!

How to Make Roasted Asparagus Carbonara

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins

Ingredients:

For the Roasted Asparagus

  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1” pieces
  • 3-4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Carbonara:

  • 16 ounces dried fettuccine
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • ¼ cup robust olive oil
  • Freshly grated black pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven for 400F.

Combine the asparagus, bacon, garlic, and salt.

Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until the asparagus is crisp-tender and the bacon is starting to brown. Make sure to toss the asparagus and bacon halfway through cooking.

Set aside until ready to use.

Cook the fettuccine for two minutes less than the package directions indicate. Reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid. Then, drain the pasta and return it to the pot set over medium-low heat.





In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, parmesan, olive oil, and black pepper. Add the mixture to the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until the egg yolks have thickened and formed a sauce that coats the pasta evenly.

If the sauce thickens too much, dilute it with some of the reserved pasta water. You likely will not need the entire cup of water– I usually use a ⅓-½ cup.

Once the sauce is your desired consistency, toss with the pasta.

Then toss the asparagus and bacon with the pasta.

Serve, garnished with freshly grated parmesan and freshly cracked black pepper.

Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a spin on the classic creamy egg-&-cheese based pasta dish. Your will love this fettucine carbonara recipe!
Roasted Asparagus Carbonara
Yield: 4 Servings

Roasted Asparagus Carbonara

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the Roasted Asparagus

  • 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1” pieces
  • 3-4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Carbonara

  • 16 ounces dried fettuccine
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • ¼ cup robust olive oil
  • Freshly grated black pepper

Instructions

  1. Make the Roasted Asparagus
  2. Preheat the oven for 400F.
  3. Combine the asparagus, bacon, garlic, and salt. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until the asparagus is crisp-tender and the bacon is starting to brown. Make sure to toss the asparagus and bacon halfway through cooking.
  4. Set aside until ready to use.
  5. Cook the fettuccine for two minutes less than the package directions indicate. Reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid. Then, drain the pasta and return it to the pot set over medium-low heat.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, parmesan, olive oil, and black pepper. Add the mixture to the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until the egg yolks have thickened and formed a sauce that coats the pasta evenly. If the sauce thickens too much, dilute it with some of the reserved pasta water. You likely will not need the entire cup of water-- I usually use a ⅓-½ cup.
  7. Once the sauce is your desired consistency, toss the asparagus and bacon with the pasta. Serve, garnished with freshly grated parmesan and freshly cracked black pepper.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 540Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 265mgSodium: 997mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 24g

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Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a spin on the classic creamy egg-&-cheese based pasta dish. Your will love this fettucine carbonara recipe!

2 thoughts on “Roasted Asparagus Carbonara

  1. I would love to try this recipe, I cannot stomach asparagus so I may find some ingredient to substitute it with.

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