Spaghetti Carbonara

Dinner ready in 25 minutes! Enjoy this cheesy pasta recipe made with bacon – perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

1
package (16 oz) spaghetti
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
6
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4
cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/2
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
cup freshly grated Romano cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4
teaspoon pepper
Additional freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
Freshly ground pepper, if desired

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook spaghetti as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook garlic and bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp; drain.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix egg product, oil, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, the Romano cheese, parsley and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • 4 Drain spaghetti; return to Dutch oven. Add bacon mixture and egg product mixture. Cook over low heat, tossing mixture constantly, until egg product coats spaghetti; remove from heat. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper.

Expert Tips

This recipe uses pasteurized fat-free cholesterol-free egg product instead of raw eggs. This eliminates the risk of contracting salmonella from eating raw or undercooked eggs.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (about 1 1/2 cups)
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
62g
62%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.