Sorry, but we really didn't like this. I had several complaints about it being "grainy." I also agree that it was a bit bland (yes, I know I was warned). I used the boiled eggs because the egg-and-bacon combination is traditional to carbonara - not weird at all (plus, DH doesn't like peas).
I added the eggs and 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Next time I will leave out the eggs, add 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes and more backon.
Wow! Very tasty! I added the chopped eggs, wouldn't change it. I think I added too much garlic powder-in a good way! Thanks a bunch!