Slow Cooker Caramelized Onion Pasta Carbonara


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Slow Cooker Caramelized Onion Pasta Carbonara

Photo, Erik Putz.

Your slow cooker does all the work caramelizing the onions for this satisfying pasta carbonara.


  • 2 onions, chopped or thinly sliced

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 375 g dried spaghetti

  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • To taste black pepper


  • COMBINE onions, oil and butter in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hrs or until deep golden, stirring once or twice if you’re around and think of it.

  • IN a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti until it’s al dente. Drain, reserving about ½ cup cooking water. Dump drained pasta into the slow cooker and turn it up to high. Drizzle eggs over top and toss with tongs, adding a splash of pasta water to lubricate things, until pasta is saucy and eggs are cooked. Add parmesan and pepper; toss until heated through. Serve immediately.