Tired of dinner decisions? Enjoy a 14 day trial to our meal plan service, voted #1 by Lifehacker, and reduce your mental load today.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Artichoke Carbonara
with broccoli

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min

Spaghetti carbonara is a unique pasta dish in which hot pasta is tossed with raw eggs. The heat from the pasta cooks the eggs just enough to form a silky, smooth sauce. We can't leave well enough alone, so we're always playing with the flavors of this iconic recipe. This twist features artichokes, broccoli, and sun-dried tomatoes.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Sun-Dried Tomato and Artichoke Carbonara:
  • Broccoli - 10 oz, chopped
  • Artichoke hearts (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained, rinsed, and chopped
  • Sun-dried tomatoes - 1/3 cup, drained, rinsed, and chopped (from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in oil)
  • Eggs - 1
  • Egg yolks - 1
  • Lemon zest - 1 tsp
  • Cheese, parmesan - 1 oz, grated
  • Pasta, spaghetti or linguini - 8 oz
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil - 1 Tbsp (from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in oil)
  • Black pepper - for serving
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - for serving

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts

Prep

  1. Broccoli / Artichoke hearts / Sun-dried tomatoes - (If prepping right before cooking, get water for pasta boiling before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Store broccoli in one container. Combine artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes. (Note: See ingredients list and be sure to reserve some oil from the jar of sun-dried tomatoes.) (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Pre-cook broccoli - Place broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on high until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make sauce - Whisk together eggs, egg yolks, lemon zest, and cheese in a bowl large enough to hold all of the pasta.

Unlock this meal along with hundreds of smart meal plans and never stress about "What's for dinner?" again

Try for free
Learn More

Make

  1. Place a large stockpot of water (for pasta) over heat and bring to a boil. Salt the water well.
  2. When water is boiling, add pasta and cook according to package directions.
  3. While pasta is boiling, heat a large saute pan or wok over medium heat. Add cooking oil and then broccoli, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes with some salt. Saute until everything is heated through and starting to brown in spots, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in reserved oil.
  4. When pasta is done, drain.
  5. Working quickly, add hot pasta to egg sauce and toss it vigorously with tongs to combine. (The hot pasta should gently cook the eggs, creating a creamy sauce.)
  6. Add broccoli, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes to pasta and continue tossing everything until evenly combined. Taste and season with some salt if needed.
  7. Divide pasta between serving bowls. Top with black pepper, some red pepper flakes, and some more cheese if you’d like. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts


Reviews

Ratings

Original (54)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (19)

46 reviews

very good!!

By: Andrea
Posted: Jan 22, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Fantastic! We loved this - including both of the tiny food critics in my house (1.5 years old and 3.5 years old)!

By: Diana
Posted: Jan 20, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This one is going on the short list for sure!

By: John
Posted: May 27, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We loved this. It did require a lot of dishes, but it was worth it. My husband even said it was "restaurant quality!" I followed the recipe except I didn't have broccoli, so I used zucchini to make sure we still got some veggies. So yummy!

By: Jennifer
Posted: Mar 21, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really delicious and filling pasta dish. Easy to customize the base pasta by adding different veggies and avoiding bacon, but I love the original!

By: Jessica
Posted: Mar 17, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Made a mess in the kitchen (lots of moving parts) but wow this was tasty.

By: Joanna
Posted: Mar 11, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful