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Guilt Free Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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t just doesn’t get much more decadent than carbonara pasta. Basically, it’s an Italian bacon, egg and cream pasta dish with lots of cheese. It’s so rich that even the biggest eaters have a hard time having more than one bowl. It’s probably the most decadent dishes you’ll find – which to me was a challenge. I looked to Anne Burrell for inspiration and came up with a dish that has a fraction of the fat and all the yummy flavor.
  Prosciutto 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), cut into 1/4 inch dices
  Spaghetti 13 Ounce (carb protected spaghetti)
  Egg substitute 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Grated parmesan 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated pecorino romano 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt & pepper To Taste
  Olive oil spray 2 Dash
  Chopped parsley 1 Teaspoon

1. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add in the pasta and cook for about one minute less than the time mentioned on the package.
2. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and spray with the olive oil spray. Add in the prosciutto and cook until it becomes crispy. Turn off the heat and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, add the egg substitute along with the grated cheeses. Season with salt and whisk vigorously until it combines well and becomes a homogeneous mixture. Add in the pepper and mix.
4. Return the pan with prosciutto on medium low heat and add the cooked pasta to it. Toss to coat well.
5. Pour in the egg substitute and cheese mixture into the pasta stirring vigorously until it starts resembling a cream sauce. After about a minute, remove from the heat before the eggs start scrambling.

6. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Exclusively Italian. This is a video to make carbonara spaghetti with prosciutto. Truly delicious. Combined with authentic Italian seasoning to present absolute restaurant style food at home. It is perhaps the closet one can get to classic Italian cuisine. Love every bit of this lip smacking recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1225 Calories from Fat 336

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g59.3%

Saturated Fat 9.9 g49.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 81.6 mg27.2%

Sodium 2444.4 mg101.8%

Total Carbohydrates 145 g48.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.08 g0.33%

Sugars 5.9 g

Protein 76 g151.7%

Vitamin A 13.7% Vitamin C 7%

Calcium 38.2% Iron 58.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Guilt Free Spaghetti Alla Carbonara Recipe Video