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
  • ingredients 11
  • 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.
  • 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.
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