Heart Healthy Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Enjoy a quick, healthy pasta carbonara any night of the week. Turkey bacon and whole grain fettuccine make this typically high-fat pasta dish a healthy dinner. Creamy Romano cheese, garlic, and minced scallion make for a rich, hearty flavor.
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Ingredients
Recipe yields 12 servings
1 lb whole grain fettuccine
1/2 cup Romano cheese
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3/4 lb extra lean turkey bacon, cut into bite-size pieces
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 scallion, minced
1/2 cup peas
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup dry white wine
2 egg yolks
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus additional for garnish
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Directions
Step 1

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add pasta. Cook until al dente and drain in a colander, reserving 1 cup pasta water. Set pasta water aside. In a large bowl, toss pasta with Romano cheese.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat until hot. Add turkey bacon and cook until bacon begins to brown. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and heat until hot. Add the garlic, scallion, peas, red pepper and wine. Mix together and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 3

In a bowl, stir together egg yolks and reserved pasta water until combined. Add turkey bacon mixture and stir to combine. Pour sauce over pasta and toss to coat evenly. Garnish with additional parsley, if desired. Serve immediately

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 234
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Nutrition facts
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Per serving:
calories:234
total fat:6g
sat fat:2g
cholesterol:58mg
sodium:281mg
total carb:30g
fibers:3g
proteins:13g

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Heart Healthy Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Ingredients
Recipe yields 12 servings
1 lb whole grain fettuccine
1/2 cup Romano cheese
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3/4 lb extra lean turkey bacon, cut into bite-size pieces
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 scallion, minced
1/2 cup peas
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup dry white wine
2 egg yolks
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus additional for garnish
Directions
Step 1

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add pasta. Cook until al dente and drain in a colander, reserving 1 cup pasta water. Set pasta water aside. In a large bowl, toss pasta with Romano cheese.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat until hot. Add turkey bacon and cook until bacon begins to brown. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and heat until hot. Add the garlic, scallion, peas, red pepper and wine. Mix together and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 3

In a bowl, stir together egg yolks and reserved pasta water until combined. Add turkey bacon mixture and stir to combine. Pour sauce over pasta and toss to coat evenly. Garnish with additional parsley, if desired. Serve immediately

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