Low Fat Spaghetti Carbonara

Low Fat Spaghetti Carbonara

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 340.2
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 140.0 mg
  • Sodium: 519.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 13.6 g

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Still sinfully good comfort food! Still sinfully good comfort food!
Number of Servings: 6


    1 pound spaghetti
    1 onion, diced
    4 egg yolks
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 teaspoons fat free half and half, optional
    4 slices reduced fat bacon


Boil the spaghetti in water until it is al dente. Time this so it will finish at the same time that the bacon and onion are done. It is important that the pasta is hot.

While the spaghetti is cooking, fry up the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon, crumble in a small bowl and save. Add the onion to the bacon grease and saute until transluscent. Add the onion to the crumbled bacon.

Beat the egg yolks. Add the black pepper and salt to the beaten yolks. Set aside. Add the half and half to this mixture, if desired, for a creamier dish.

Put the drained spaghetti in a large bowl and pour the onions and bacon on top. Add the egg mixture to the pasta and mix well. The heat of the spaghetti will cook the egg and make the dish creamy. Serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WAZAROO.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    cheese was not added into ingredients in this recipe. - 8/5/08

    Reply from WAZAROO (10/22/08)
    Thanks for pointing that out. The original recipe had cheese but I removed it in this version in the ingredients and forgot to remove it in the directions. Appreciate your comment!

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Our family had this the other night and it was awesome. No one had any idea that it was so low in fat because it had so much good flavor. Don't understand the comment about too much fat because this recipe had less than others I found here and it was so good to boot. - 7/26/08

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    Very Good
    I love carbonara & I love this lighter & healthier version even better! I added a slight twist by subsituting half & half with homemade plain low-fat yogurt, & it turned out beautifully. - 9/6/11

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    Thanks! - this is one of my husband's favorites & he isn't aware that this is lower fat than what I used to make. - 8/24/10

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    Very Good
    I added the cheese and it was yummy! plus 3 cloves of chopped garlic and a touch of wine! - 5/23/10