Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Looking for an easy spaghetti carbonara recipe? Learn how to make spaghetti carbonara using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by housenut03

Makes 6 servings



pasta with peas, egg sauce, bacon

Recipe Ingredients for spaghetti carbonara

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 ounces turkey bacon
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pinch crushed red pepper
3 large eggs, (pasteurized, if desired)
3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
13 1/2 ounces Spaghetti, Whole-wheat, Dry
8 ounces frozen peas
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 Salt, to taste

Recipe Directions for spaghetti carbonara

  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta. Also bring about 1 inch of water to a gentle simmer in the bottom of a double boiler (see Equipment Tip).

  2. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add prosciutto (or Canadian bacon) and cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Remove from heat.

  3. Whisk eggs, broth and pepper in the top of the double boiler to combine. Set over the simmering water in the bottom of the double boiler and cook, whisking constantly in a slow, steady, figure-eight motion, until the sauce steams and thickens enough to coat a metal spoon, 5 to 7 minutes. The sauce may have a few small curdles. Remove the top pan from the heat and whisk the sauce rapidly so it does not continue to curdle.

  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in the boiling water, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Drop in broccolini (or broccoli rabe) and cook until the pasta is tender but firm, 4 to 6 minutes more. Drain and place in a large bowl. Add the egg sauce, the prosciutto (or bacon) mixture and cheese; toss to coat well. Season with salt, if desired.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 178.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
343
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.5g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
385mg
16%
Potassium
253mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
54.3g
18%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
20.0g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 11% Iron 20%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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