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Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara

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Take a trip down the Italian road with this Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara recipe. Tender pasta, bacon, in a creamy carbonara cream sauce that will knock your socks off. Trust me, you have to give this recipe a try if you are looking for that perfect pasta dish for your Instant Pot.

This pasta dish is a huge favorite in our home. Let me say nothing beats pasta Carbonara in my books! I love cooking Italian foods, and the Instant Pot sure does make my prep even easier. A one pot Instant Pot pasta Carbonara that gives you that authentic Italian flavor in a fraction of the time. I hope you also enjoy my Instant Pot lasagna hamburger helper.

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One Pot Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara

Instant Pot Carbonara is well worth the extra calories. If you like authentic Carbonara Sauce you can make it in the Instant Pot without losing any of the flavors. Bacon, Pasta, and Cream should be the main ingredient in every single Instant Pot recipe.

Once you cook your bacon in the instant pot make sure you use that Grease to cook your onions. Do not worry about the raw eggs at the end they cook while mixing from the heat of the pasta. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. 10 Instant Pot Copy Cat Recipes Is another great source to find more great Instant pot Recipes that you will love.

How Do You Make Pasta Carbonara 

I have found that the stove top method vs electric pressure cooker, the pressure cooker wins hands down. I share the full instructions below on how to make my homemade pasta carbonara. The Instant Pot works great at really pressurizing and locking all the flavors together. So you end up with a really savory flavored pasta at the end of this. 

Should Carbonara Have Cream

Carbonara should have cream and eggs. That is what gives this such the depth in flavor and a thicker sauce texture. I reach for heavy cream, I find it works best. 

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Does Carbonara Have Raw Eggs 

You will find that the pasta will lightly cook the eggs and it will then become the base of a creamy sauce for the noodles. Many think you are eating raw eggs, but even if you put this dish on the heat to ensure the eggs get cooked through, you will still get a creamy consistency over say scrambled eggs, based on the method of cooking the eggs. 

What Pasta Is Best for Carbonara 

You can use a spaghetti or linguine noodle for Carbonara. Depending on what I have in my pantry will depend on what I use. Using a thinner noodle like angel hair doesn’t work as good in the pressure cooker. I recommend using linguine or spaghetti for sure. 

Give my quick and easy Pasta Carbonara a try this week. I think you will enjoy the simplicity of the dish with vibrant and bold layers of flavors. 

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Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara is creamy and delicious garlic and bacon mixed in this wonderful Carbonara cream sauce gives your tastes buds a little party.


  • 6 slices thick bacon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 small onion
  • 16 oz spaghetti or fettuccini
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups water
  • 8 oz parm cheese
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas


  1. Place your IP on saute chop bacon into little pieces and cook in the IP until golden brown.
  2. Remove bacon from the IP and set aside.
  3. Chop garlic and onion place in IP and cook for an additional one minute until garlic and onion soften cooking in the bacon grease.
  4. Place uncooked pasta, water, and peas.
  5. Cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, Whisk together half the cheese and 3 eggs.
  7. Do a quick release Stir in egg mixture and heavy cream. continue to stir until pasta is well coated.
  8. Top with leftover cheese and bacon. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 678Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 1403mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 37g

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Making this carbonara as we speak.. I added in some sneaky chopped fresh baby spinach & some chicken breast to the onion & bacon.. smells awesome


Saturday 1st of August 2020

This recipe was super delicious and easy to make changes to if you wish. I left out the peas, used shallot instead of onion, and did a mix of regular parm with Parmigiano-Reggiano. This recipe was the perfect amount of creaminess. My new go-to recipe for carbonara.


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