Ham and Zucchini Carbonara

Serves 6


… 1 pound (16 ounces) dry spaghetti
… 1 cup grated Parmesan
… 4 large eggs
… 1/4 teaspoon pepper
… 2 teaspoons olive oil
… 4 ounces sliced deli ham, chopped
… 1 medium zucchini, cut it 1/4-inch-thick half moons
… 1 cup frozen peas


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Keep 1/4 cup pasta water; drain.
  2. Whisk Parmesan, eggs and pepper together in medium bowl.
  3. Heat oil in large pan over medium-high heat. Add ham and cook, stirring from time to time until lightly browned, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in zucchini and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add spaghetti and saved pasta water.
  4. Quickly stir in egg mixture and peas until well coated. Top with Parmesan and serve.

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