Reduced Fat Carbonara

    25 minutes

    I am not suggesting for a minute that spaghetti carbonara can be a diet food. However, if you are a fan of this creamy, comforting pasta dish and balk at the calories, here's a method that shaves a few off by omitting butter and cream.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 200g spaghetti
    • 1 medium onion, finely diced
    • 170g pancetta, cubed
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons low fat yoghurt
    • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated, divided
    • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of well salted water to a rolling boil. Add spaghetti then stir a couple of times to stop it sticking.
    2. While the spaghetti is cooking; fry the onion and pancetta gently in the olive oil until the onion is translucent and the pancetta is cooked through.
    3. In a small bowl combine the eggs, yoghurt and 2 tablespoons of parmesan.
    4. After 10 minutes the spaghetti should be al dente. Drain the pasta well in a colander and then transfer it back to the saucepan it was in.
    5. Add to the still hot pasta the egg mixture stirring briskly so that the egg doesn't scramble.
    6. Add the pancetta, onion and pepper. Serve with the additional tablespoon of Parmesan sprinkled over the top.

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    Had this twice now, and it was perfect each time. I used half fat creme fraiche instead of yogurt, and grated cheddar. Yummy!  -  23 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Had it last night! Was delish  -  08 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


     -  17 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)