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?!
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!
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!
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Light Angel Hair Carbonara
Light and delicious – this version of Carbonara will leave your guest begging for more!
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 8 mins
- Total Time: 23 mins
- Yield: 4 1x
- 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
- Begin to bring 4 quarts of water to a boil for pasta.
- 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.
- 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.
- Combine milk and egg substitute in a bowl. Add to pasta and toss constantly until sauce thickens, about 5-6 minutes.
- Serve immediately garnished with chopped parsley and extra Parmesan cheese!
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Your angel hair nests are just perfect with this lighter recipe.
We loved this healthier version of Carbonara!
How many eggs would I use if I want to use real eggs instead of Eggbeaters?
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!!
So would I use 1 large egg in this recipe?
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!
This looks so wonderful and my family would love it thank you
This recipe made me so hungry! This looks fantastic and I can’t wait to make it!
this looks so good and even better that it is lighter on calories
Would love to know what you think Kelly! Thanks for the comment!
YUM!!! All my favorites combined into one awesome pasta dish!
wow how fab and yummy love…
Looks yummy. Never made it before.
This looks so yummy!!! Definitely have to try this! Wish yous had a scratch and sniff!! LOL #WackyWednesday
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
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!!
Looks so yummy, love this lighter version!
Yum.. Add a little finely diced onion, and some Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained, Yes.. Will try this soon..
Love those ideas!! I’ll try that too!
This looks so good, and a healthy alternative to Carbonero sauce! I’m definitely trying this real soon!
Enjoy!! I think you’ll find it is very close!
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!
You are welcome! I hope you love it!
This looks yummy! I will have to try. Thanks for the recipe!
Looks delicious! And loved that you used turkey bacon in this recipe!
Turkey bacon is delish…and not so greasy!
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!
Love carbonara and thank-you for posting a healthier recipe! Love that you use egg whites only!
Let me know what you think when you make it!!
i am definitely going to try this. Angel hair pasta is the only pasta I eat!
I’ve been using our Angel Hair so much lately….it’s my favorite too! Enjoy!
That looks so delicious, and I love how easy it is to make. I’m printing that recipe out and will definitely try this.
Thank you!! Enjoy!
I’m going to try this one!! My kids will love this!!!
Looks yummy! I’m going to try it!
This looks so yummy! My family loves pasta so I think I might try this for dinner tonight!
My goodness this looks good!! Can you possibly put anything else I just love in this bowl!!
Always looking for a good Cabornara Recipe and like the substitutions making it a bit healthier
Bacon & eggs….fit for a breakfast pasta! #RiseNShine
Exactly my thought! 🙂
Love that’s easy to make! yummy from the photos alone! Can’t wait to try it 🙂
I appreciate the simple list of ingredients and think this would be a great teaching recipe for my kids to learn
we love carbonara, specially my 3 year old. I will be sure to try it this week. Thank you!
I love Angel Hair pasta and that looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.I pinned so I can try this recipe!
Thanks for pinning! I hope that you do make it and love it as much as we do!
Looks so good!
you had me at bacon!
a family favorite. So easy to make
We love carbonara, and are anxious to try this lighter version … maybe tonight!
Judy – let me know how you like it! I know you’ll have some great ideas on how to jazz it up even more!!
Carey what a great looking dish!