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Spicy Fettuccine Carbonara with Ragú

Spicy Fettuccine Carbonara

This week and next I’m working with Ragú to bring you a slightly different version of two of their traditional recipes.  I decided to put my own spin on their Fettuccine Carbonara and their Easy Awesome Meat Sauce (that recipe will be shared next week) for my own New Tra-Dish.


We eat A LOT of pasta in our house. And even though I love the taste of a good homemade sauce over steaming hot spaghetti, I rarely take the time to make it.  That’s where Ragú comes in handy. Let’s face it, jar sauces are convenient. Just open jar, pour in pan, heat up, and you are ready to go in 5 minutes.  You should try one of the great tasting Ragú® white sauces, such as Ragú® Classic Alfredo, if you’re in the mood for something delicious.  It’s as good as homemade only faster!

I make fettuccine carbonara every now and then so this time around I decided to “spice” things up a bit, change the veggies, and omit the meat. I would highly recommend adding spicy chicken to this version of the recipe if you have it on hand.


While the fettuccine was cooking, I stirred in a packet of taco seasoning into my Ragú Classic Alfredo sauce while it was heating up for an instant change of taste.

To keep the “spicy” theme going I cut up some red and green bell peppers, opened a can of sliced olives, and had chopped cilantro waiting to finalize my dish while the items on the stove were completing their process.

Once everything was ready, I just spooned the spicy Alfredo sauce over the fettuccine, added the peppers and olives, and topped with cilantro.

Spicy Fettuccine Carbonara #NewTraDish

Can you say “delizioso”?!!!

Ragú® has the Authentic Italian taste American family’s love and a variety of great tasting, quick and easy to make family favorite recipes.  Are you looking for more quick, easy and delicious recipe ideas?  Visit Ragu Sauce on Facebook.  They post new ideas every week.

And one more thing.  Would you love to win a trip for 4 to Italy or one of many other authentic Italian prizes?  If the answer is yes, head over to their site to enter the Ragú Better and Better Sweepstakes at I have my eye on Week 6’s prize, a $600 Le Creuset cookware set.

So go ahead, enter, and come back here and tell me which prize you have your eye on.  I want to know who my competition may be.  🙂

Spicy Fettuccine Carbonara #NewTraDish

I was happy to partner with Ragú on this recipe. I was compensated for my idea, but all opinions are 100% my own.

Spicy Fettuccine Carbonara

If you want to add a little protein to your meal, add in some taco chicken too!

Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 12 min

Total Time: 20 min


  • 1 box (12 oz.) fettuccine noodles
  • 1 cup chopped red peppers
  • 1 cup chopped green peppers
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • Chopped cilantro (fresh or dried)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (1.25 ounces)
  • 1 jar Ragu® Cheesy Alfredo Sauce


  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. While fettuccine is cooking, heat Cheesy Alfredo Sauce in 2-quart saucepan; stir in taco seasoning.
  3. Cut up red and green peppers, olives and chop cilantro while the pasta and sauce are cooking.
  4. When done, serve sauce over fettuccine adding peppers, olives, and cilantro as desired.

Adapted from Ragú


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2 Responses to “Spicy Fettuccine Carbonara with Ragú”

  1. #
    Gillian @ The Haas Machine — February 24, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Yum! My husband loves everything spicy, so we will definitely have to give this a whirl!

  2. #
    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — February 24, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I definitely have my eye on the trip to Italy!