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Healthy Spaghetti Carbonara

Did you know carbonara pasta is made with eggs? In May, eggs are a Foods of the Month so we are bringing you a healthy version of spaghetti carbonara for a quick and easy weeknight dinner!

Healthy Spaghetti Carbonara

Ingredients

1 package whole wheat spaghetti

4 eggs, plus 1 egg white

1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated

10 slices low-fat turkey bacon, cut into small pieces

1 large head of cauliflower, cut into very small pieces

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

2 cups frozen peas

Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to directions.
  2. After 5 minutes of boiling, add the frozen peas and finish cooking (about 3 minutes). Drain pasta and peas and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet on medium high heat, add a splash of oil to the pan, then cook the turkey bacon.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the turkey bacon from the skillet and set aside.
  5. Using the same skillet, add the oil and cook the garlic until it begins to brown slightly.
  6. Next, add the cauliflower and cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat, stirring frequently until it starts to brown.
  7. When it’s finished cooking, remove from heat and combine cauliflower and turkey bacon with the spaghetti and peas.
  8. To make the carbonara sauce, mix the eggs with the parmesan cheese. Mix the sauce with the pasta while it is still hot, stirring very quickly to avoid cooking the egg.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!healthy-spaghetti-carbonara
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