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Pasta Carbonara

11
10
10
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
46 min
Prep
24 min
Cook
22 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Make this classic pasta dish vegetarian. Omit the bacon and save yourself from adding unnecessary fat.

Ingredients

Uncooked pasta

½ pound(s), fettuccini

Margarine

2 tsp

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

Garlic clove(s)

1 clove(s), medium, minced

Part-skim ricotta cheese

cup(s)

Fat free egg substitute

cup(s)

Fat free skim milk

½ cup(s)

Cooked Canadian-style bacon

2 slice(s), cut into strips

Fresh oregano

1 Tbsp, chopped

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Grated Parmesan cheese

4 Tbsp

Fresh parsley

2 Tbsp, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick saucepan, melt margarine. Sauté onion and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, beat ricotta with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in egg substitute and onion mixture until combined. Stir in milk, bacon, most of Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Add pasta.
  4. Add mixture to saucepan and cook, stirring gently, until mixture is thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve at once, sprinkled with remaining Parmesan cheese and parsley.