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Chicken and Bacon Carbanara

Creamy pasta, fresh asparagus, and a bit of crispy, salty bacon make this one-dish meal totally satisfying.

Chicken and Bacon Carbanara


Pam @ onceamonthmeals.com



Cook pasta in salted boiling water until al dente; add asparagus during final 2 minutes of cooking. Drain pasta mixture in a colander over a bowl, reserving cooking liquid. Combine reserved cooking liquid, eggs, milk, stirring quickly with a whisk.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and onion to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add pasta mixture; stir to combine. Remove from heat; stir in milk mixture, chicken, and cheese. Place pan over medium heat, and cook about five minutes or until slightly thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in parsley, salt, pepper, and bacon. Serve immediately.

Freezing Directions:

Prepare as above. Allow to cool. portion into freezer bags, seal, label, and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Reheat in microwave or in a pot on stovetop, adding a little water or chicken broth if pasta mixture appears too thick. Serve.

Servings: 4


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

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8 Responses to “Chicken and Bacon Carbanara”

  1. Julia says:

    The recipe looks great, but how much of the reserved cooking liquid do I combine with the eggs and milk?

  2. Amber says:

    very yummy. My picky toddler even enjoyed it though he didn’t eat the asparagus.

  3. Stacy says:

    Going to make this tonight! Eat one, freeze one! We love carbanara and the asparagus was nice and fresh at the store this week. Sub homemade pasta for boxed pasta and I think we’ll have a winner!

  4. Margit says:

    Just learning how to cookandhappened to have all of these ingredients on hand. Score! Turned out awesome, cant wait to make again!

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