This Ramen Carbonara is by no means traditional but it is true comfort food that's super quick and easy to make, very economical and best of all ready in 15 minutes! Are you ready? Let's get this show on the road and I'll show you how to make this and fill your belly in no time!
Cook the noodles: cook the ramen noodles according to package instructions. They shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes to cook. Toss them with the olive oil to keep them from sticking together.
Prepare the egg mixture: in a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs with the Parmesan cheese. Set aside until ready to use.
Cook bacon: In a large skillet cook the bacon until brown and crisp. If too much fat is in the skillet, drain leaving 1 tbsp of bacon fat. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds until aromatic.
Finish the carbonara: Add the ramen noodles to the skillet and toss together with the bacon. Remove from heat. Pour the egg/cheese mixture over the noodles and toss well. The heat of the noodles should cook the egg as needed.
Garnish and serve: Garnish the carbonara with some fresh basil and some more freshly ground black pepper and serve while still warm.
Allow the carbonara to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container in the fridge. It should last up to 4 days refrigerated.
Carbonara can be frozen but it will lose quality, as the noodles will become mushy and the egg-based sauce will not freeze well.