Health(ier) Carbonara

Health(ier) Carbonara

Carbonara… So cheesy, so tasty and so easy! All you need for this recipe is 5 ingredients and 15 minutes.

You get a delicious pasta dish that is “healthier” than traditional carbonara, because I subbed the pork bacon for turkey or chicken bacon! The bacon is key – so don’t skimp out on that.

Check out this simple, quick and delicious recipe below!

Health(ier) Carbonara 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces pasta (I use gluten-free)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 4 slices chicken or turkey bacon, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; reserve 1/2 cup water and drain well.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and Parmesan; set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add diced bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Stir in minced garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Shut off the heat.
  5. Working quickly, stir in pasta and egg mixture, and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. If too thick, add reserved pasta water, one tablespoon out at a time.
  6. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately. 

Enjoy!

XO

Amanda

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