Pasta Carbonara with Bacon

A delightful dish based on the Italian classic, with low-fat ingredients and healthy vegetables added.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

6
oz uncooked fettuccine or spaghetti
4
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces (1/4 lb)
1
clove garlic, chopped
1
egg
3/4
cup milk
3/4
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4
cups fresh baby spinach leaves
3/4
cup chopped plum (Roma) tomato (1 medium)
1/2
cup thinly sliced green onions (8 medium)
1
container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free plain yogurt
  • 1 Cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package. In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon and garlic until crisp. Drain; remove from skillet, and set aside.
  • 2 In small bowl, slightly beat egg; stir in milk, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Place cooked fettuccine in skillet. Add milk mixture, spinach, tomato, green onions and reserved garlic and bacon. Cover; cook about 5 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until spinach is tender.
  • 3 Stir in yogurt; cook over low heat just until heated through.

Expert Tips

Serve with additional freshly grated Parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper.

A Caesar salad, crusty French bread or a baguette, and gelato or ice cream for dessert would make this Italian menu complete.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
790mg
790%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
45%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.