Spaghetti Carbonara

We recently discovered Nourish Network, an incredible new resource site for healthy eating developed by Lia Huber. Described as the "Facebook for Foodies", it is sure to be one of our new "go to" resources for healthy recipes for our families. They've got articles on everything from nutrition to eco-friendly eating, and all recipes fall under the 500 calorie mark. It is the perfect site to get lost in as you ponder that age old question: "What should I make for dinner?" Lia has been so kind to share one of her best recipes with us today. Enjoy...

Spaghetti Carbonara

I love this recipe because it embodies just how delectable simple food and sound nutrition (no diet crazes for us!) can be. Give this a try with whole wheat spaghetti and a generous green salad tossed with a great vinaigrette.

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, minced
3 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick strips
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons lowfat sour cream
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup pasta water
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
1/2 pound whole wheat pasta

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
2. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat and add onion. Sauté for 2 minutes, add bacon, and cook another 8-10 minutes until bacon and onion are well-browned. Transfer mixture to a paper towel and let cool while pasta cooks.
3. Add pasta to water and cook according to package directions, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta water.
4. While pasta is cooking, whisk together cheese, egg yolks, sour cream, vinegar and onion mixture. In a separate small bowl, when pasta is nearly done, whisk together a tablespoon of the egg mixture with a tablespoon of pasta water and pour back into the egg mixture. Whisk remaining 3 tablespoons pasta water into the egg mixture.
5. Drain pasta and return it to the pot. Toss with the egg mixture and parsley and serve immediately.
Serves 4


  1. Thanks so much for the kudos! I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Nourish Network . . . and here as well!


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