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Macaroni carbonara

12
11
11
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Enjoy carbonara without the cream in our lighter (but extremely tasty) version of this classic pasta dish.

Ingredients

Pasta

300 g, macaroni

Olive oil

1 tbs

Brown onion

1 medium, finely chopped

Shortcut bacon

150 g, thinly sliced

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Grated parmesan cheese

½ cup(s), (40g)

Egg(s)

2 medium, lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain, reserving ½ cup (125ml) cooking liquid. Return pasta to pan.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and bacon and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion is softened and bacon is crisp. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  3. Add parmesan and reserved cooking liquid. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until combined. Remove from heat. Add pasta and eggs. Stir until well combined. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: steamed asparagus, sugar snap peas and carrots.TIP: Add eggs away from heat to stop them from scrambling.