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Spaghetti carbonara

8
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
We’ve created a healthier version of this rich and creamy Italian favourite.

Ingredients

Pasta

250 g, spaghetti

Shortcut bacon

110 g, (buy 125g), fat trimmed, thinly sliced

Garlic

1 clove(s), crushed

Egg(s)

2 medium

Grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), (20g)

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tbs, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions until just tender. Drain, reserving ¼ cup (60ml) of cooking liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook bacon, stirring, for 3-5 minutes or until crisp. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  3. Whisk eggs, parmesan and 1 tablespoon parsley in a small bowl until combined. Return pasta to pan with egg mixture, bacon and reserved cooking liquid. Cook over low heat, stirring for 1-2 minutes until combined and hot. Season with salt and pepper. Divide among serving plates. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve immediately.