Light Linguine Alla Carbonara

Attention dieters! Turkey bacon and evaporated nonfat milk make this low-fat recipe satisfyingly delicious.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins
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Light Linguine Alla Carbonara
Ingredients
8
ounces linguine or spaghetti
 
Nonstick spray coating
2
slices turkey bacon, sliced crosswise into strips
1
egg, beaten
1
cup evaporated nonfat milk
1/2
cup frozen peas
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
 
Black pepper
Directions
  1. Cook linguine or spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a medium saucepan with nonstick coating. Cook turkey bacon in saucepan until crisp and light brown. Drain on paper towels. Wipe saucepan clean with a paper towel.
  3. For sauce, in same saucepan combine egg, evaporated milk, peas, sweet pepper, and crushed red pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat just until the mixture coats a metal spoon (about 6 minutes). Do not boil. Stir in bacon and half of the Parmesan cheese. Heat through.
  4. Immediately pour sauce over hot cooked pasta; toss to coat. Transfer to a warm serving platter. Sprinkle with black pepper and remaining Parmesan cheese. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Light Linguine Alla Carbonara)
    Per serving:
  • 383 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 71 mg chol.,
  • 362 mg sodium,
  • 56 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 22 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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