Slow Cooker Caramelized Onion Pasta Carbonara

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15 min


8 hrs 15 min



Slow Cooker Caramelized Onion Pasta Carbonara

Photo, Erik Putz.


  • 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 hr 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.

Recipe by: Best of Bridge

Originally published in the Today’s Parent March + April 2017 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.