Light Angel Hair Carbonara


Light Angel Hair Carbonara |

Eggs and bacon are a daily morning ritual in our house.  Seriously, every morning, we scramble, fry, omelet, or over easy some eggs.  We use organic, brown, regular, egg whites only, and a variety of egg substitutes…and love them all.  Add some crispy, smoky bacon and you are full of energy and off to a great start!  With eggs on the brain, I thought it would be an EGGcellent idea to make a Light Angel Hair Carbonara for dinner, aka. How many eggs can a girl eat in one day?!

Light Angel Hair Carbonara |

I’ve been noticing eggs popping up all over the place.  Whether in a foodie magazine, on a menu, or even on billboards – eggs are hot.   I’ve seen eggs highlighted in noodle bowls (that’s on my list for the blog!), complex rice dishes, casseroles topped with cracked eggs, and even pizza topped with eggs. The low calorie and protein eggs provide are so appealing– they are deliciously satisfying and a great addition when planning a meatless dinner.

When you hear “Carbonara”, you might first think rich and heavy.  But here we take all the flavor of creamy texture of Carbonara and lighten it up.  You’ll often find Carbonara recipes featuring spaghetti or linguine, but I love angel hair because of the delicate texture. (oh yea, and we make the angel hair! 🙂 For my other Angel Hair groupies out there, check out this and this!

Light Angel Hair Carbonara |

Turkey bacon is a wonderful substitute for pancetta or bacon and green peas add a sweetness and pop of color that every dish needs.  Minced garlic is just a must for most pasta dishes.  And the mixture of egg substitute, milk, and Parmesan create a creamy sauce that rivals any heavy full fat sauce.  When you are looking to hit a homerun with the family – this Light Angel Hair Carbonara is EGGSactly what you need to serve!  Enjoy!

Light Angel Hair Carbonara |

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Light Angel Hair Carbonara

Light and delicious – this version of Carbonara will leave your guest begging for more!


  • 1 12 oz. box of Angel Hair Petite Pasta Nests (or sub any long pasta such as spaghetti, thin spaghetti, linguine, etc)
  • 6 ounces of turkey bacon, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 6 T. egg substitute (I used Egg Beaters)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup cooked peas
  • 1/4 t. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Begin to bring 4 quarts of water to a boil for pasta.
  2. While water is heating up, cook bacon in a large non stick pan over medium high heat until crisp. Add garlic and stir for one minute. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Cook pasta as directed on package as soon as water is ready, drain, and add to pan with bacon. Stir in Parmesan, 2 T. chopped parsley, and peas.
  4. Combine milk and egg substitute in a bowl. Add to pasta and toss constantly until sauce thickens, about 5-6 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately garnished with chopped parsley and extra Parmesan cheese!


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  1. Presley on October 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Your angel hair nests are just perfect with this lighter recipe.

  2. Kathy B. on October 20, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    We loved this healthier version of Carbonara!

  3. E.A. Wright on March 5, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    How many eggs would I use if I want to use real eggs instead of Eggbeaters?

    • carey on March 6, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Great question! I need to add this to the recipe: every 1/4 cup of eggbeaters is the approx. equivalent to 1 large egg. Good luck!!

      • Mia on December 10, 2017 at 3:04 pm

        So would I use 1 large egg in this recipe?

        • carey on December 17, 2017 at 8:54 pm

          Actually, 1 egg is about 4 Tablespoons of egg substitute! So I’d try a large egg, or XL egg and if you need more…add part of another egg!

  4. tina holm on February 25, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    This looks so wonderful and my family would love it thank you

  5. Mary Dailey on February 25, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    This recipe made me so hungry! This looks fantastic and I can’t wait to make it!

  6. kelly davie on February 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

    this looks so good and even better that it is lighter on calories

    • carey on February 25, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Would love to know what you think Kelly! Thanks for the comment!

  7. Eric on February 18, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    YUM!!! All my favorites combined into one awesome pasta dish!

  8. lisa e on February 18, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    wow how fab and yummy love…

  9. LeAnne Abbott on February 18, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Looks great!

  10. Melinda on February 18, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Looks yummy. Never made it before.

  11. Tiffany Becker on February 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    This looks so yummy!!! Definitely have to try this! Wish yous had a scratch and sniff!! LOL #WackyWednesday

    • Laurie Strebe on February 18, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      What a wonderful idea! Such a unique twist for supper and left overs would be made, I would double this and eart it for days! Thanks for sharing!! #Wacky Wednesday

    • carey on February 19, 2015 at 12:15 am

      Funny!!! LOL!

  12. Amanda on February 18, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I will defiantly have to give this a try I love pasta and bacon! Can’t wait to make this myself and add my own twist! Thanks!!

  13. Candace Galan-Calderon on February 18, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Looks so yummy, love this lighter version!

  14. Deb on February 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    love carbonara!

  15. Jacqueline Kepler on February 18, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Yum.. Add a little finely diced onion, and some Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained, Yes.. Will try this soon..

    • carey on February 18, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Love those ideas!! I’ll try that too!

      • carey on February 18, 2015 at 3:28 pm


  16. Sonja on February 18, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    This looks so good, and a healthy alternative to Carbonero sauce! I’m definitely trying this real soon!

    • carey on February 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Enjoy!! I think you’ll find it is very close!

  17. Janet L. on February 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Your pasta looks delish. Wow, my mouth is watering just looking at that bacon and parmesan shavings. This doesn’t look hard or even to time consuming. Great throw together meal. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • carey on February 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      You are welcome! I hope you love it!

  18. Lisa Coomer Queen on February 18, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    This looks yummy! I will have to try. Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Solange on February 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Looks delicious! And loved that you used turkey bacon in this recipe!

    • carey on February 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Turkey bacon is delish…and not so greasy!

  20. wendy sulek on February 18, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Looks delicious!

  21. Heather on February 18, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    omg my mouth just watered looking at this! I’m going to try and make it lol hopefully it turns out as delicious as it looks!

  22. Tamara B. on February 18, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Love carbonara and thank-you for posting a healthier recipe! Love that you use egg whites only!

    • carey on February 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Let me know what you think when you make it!!

  23. Judy Savasta on February 18, 2015 at 11:16 am

    i am definitely going to try this. Angel hair pasta is the only pasta I eat!

    • carey on February 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      I’ve been using our Angel Hair so much lately….it’s my favorite too! Enjoy!

  24. Denise on February 18, 2015 at 10:52 am

    That looks so delicious, and I love how easy it is to make. I’m printing that recipe out and will definitely try this.

    • carey on February 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you!! Enjoy!

  25. Sharon Bush on February 18, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I’m going to try this one!! My kids will love this!!!

  26. Cindy R Moore on February 18, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Looks yummy! I’m going to try it!

  27. Rachel DeMille on February 18, 2015 at 10:11 am

    This looks so yummy! My family loves pasta so I think I might try this for dinner tonight!

  28. rhonda miller on February 18, 2015 at 9:49 am

    My goodness this looks good!! Can you possibly put anything else I just love in this bowl!!

  29. Stacey on February 18, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Always looking for a good Cabornara Recipe and like the substitutions making it a bit healthier

  30. Christina Oster on February 18, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Bacon & eggs….fit for a breakfast pasta! #RiseNShine

    • carey on February 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      Exactly my thought! 🙂

  31. Evans B. on February 18, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Love that’s easy to make! yummy from the photos alone! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  32. Jennifer Essad on February 18, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I appreciate the simple list of ingredients and think this would be a great teaching recipe for my kids to learn

  33. Diana Cote on February 18, 2015 at 8:32 am

    we love carbonara, specially my 3 year old. I will be sure to try it this week. Thank you!

  34. Dana Rodriguez on February 18, 2015 at 8:25 am

    I love Angel Hair pasta and that looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.I pinned so I can try this recipe!

    • carey on February 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks for pinning! I hope that you do make it and love it as much as we do!

  35. nikki2kids on February 18, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Looks so good!

  36. Pauline Vrbaniv on February 18, 2015 at 8:17 am

    you had me at bacon!

  37. carol n on February 18, 2015 at 8:11 am

    a family favorite. So easy to make

  38. Kimberly Snyder on February 18, 2015 at 8:07 am

    looks wonderful..

  39. Judy on February 12, 2015 at 11:19 am

    We love carbonara, and are anxious to try this lighter version … maybe tonight!

    • carey on February 12, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Judy – let me know how you like it! I know you’ll have some great ideas on how to jazz it up even more!!

  40. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes on February 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Carey what a great looking dish!

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