Light Linguine Carbonara Recipe
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Light Linguine Carbonara Recipe

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We're a busy family. When we need to rush off to an evening sporting event or meeting, I prepare this pasta toss along with breadsticks or garlic toast for a quick light dinner.—Mary Jo Miller, Mansfield, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 352 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 349 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook linguine according to package directions, adding peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk egg, milk, red pepper, pepper flakes and pepper; cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is just thick enough to coat a spoon and a thermometer reads at least 160°. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese and bacon; remove from heat.
  2. Drain linguine; return to Dutch oven. Add sauce; toss to coat. Serve with remaining cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Light Linguine Carbonara in Light & Tasty August/September 2003, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 352 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 349 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

This was very easy to make and then as it sat the flavors mixed together and it got better and better with each bite! One tip though...remember not to cook the egg mixture at too high a temp because you'll begin to get scrambled eggs!!

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