Healthier Pasta Carbonara

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 30 minutes
  • 2 servings

Sure, we’re all fans of carbonara, but it’s not exactly the healthiest dish. That is why we’ve tried a healthier take on the dish, one that our diet-obsessed fans will surely enjoy. The amount of fat is significantly reduced, but that doesn’t come at a cost taste-wise. The flavor is still there, thanks to the use of good quality ingredients.

Ingredients Needed for Healthier Pasta Carbonara

5 ounces of whole wheat spaghetti
3 slices of bacon
1 garlic clove
2 basil leaves
¼ cup parmesan, shredded
1 cup peas, frozen
¼ cup lemon juice
3 ounces of low-fat yogurt
1 egg, whisked

How to Cook Healthier Pasta Carbonara

  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat, and fill it halfway with water. Add a pinch of salt and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add the whole wheat spaghetti and cook them according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the sliced bacon. Cook it until nice and crispy.
  4. Next, add the garlic, basil, and parmesan in the blender. Add the frozen peas and pour the lemon juice. Blend everything until smooth.
  5. Add the low-fat yogurt and whisked egg and mix them with a fork until smooth.
  6. Drain the spaghetti and add them in a bowl. Add the frozen pea pesto and the yogurt and egg mixture.

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