Lighten up your pasta carbonara with some plain lowfat yogurt and some Canadian bacon for a creamy, dreamy, and delicious take on this classic pasta dish.

Lightened-up Pasta alla Carbonara

Lighten up your pasta carbonara with some plain lowfat yogurt and some Canadian bacon for a creamy, dreamy, and delicious take on this classic pasta dish.

Ready In: 30 minutes

Level: Medium


Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 Servings

    Ingredients

  • 12 oz whole wheat linguine (fettuccine or spaghetti)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 6 oz Canadian bacon (chopped)
  • 1/2 oz Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 cup, unpacked and finely grated - plus more to serve at table)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Smooth & Creamy Plain

directions

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to package directions. However, just before you drain it scoop out at least 1 cup of the hot pasta water. Note: for the pasta to cook the eggs in the sauce it needs to be Hot! Hot! Hot! when you mix them together. So do not cook it ahead of time.

Step 2

While the pasta is cooking, fill a kettle with water and bring it to a boil. Empty the boiling water from the kettle into a large bowl.

Step 3

Also while the pasta is cooking, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the Canadian bacon and cook just until it starts to brown. Remove it from the heat and set it aside.

Step 4

A couple of minutes before your pasta has reached the desired doneness pour the hot water from your large bowl down the sink. To that large warm bowl, add the yogurt, parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper. Stir it around and then crack in your eggs. Whisk it all together with a fork. Add the Canadian bacon.

Step 5

Don't forget to set aside some of that pasta water out of your pasta pot and then drain the pasta. Add the hot noodles to your egg mixture and stir to combine. You want all the noodles to just get coated a bit with the sauce. If the sauce seems too thick, drizzle in some of your reserved pasta water, a couple of tablespoons at a time until you get the right consistency.

Step 6

Serve the carbonara at the table alongside a bowl of grated parmesan cheese and a peppermill.