Light Linguine Carbonara

Light Linguine Carbonara

"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 Nikolaus of Mansfield, Ohio"
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Ingredients

20 m servings
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  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the next five ingredients. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees F and coats the back of a metal spoon. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, peas and bacon; heat through. Drain linguine; toss with sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

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  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (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. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 fat-free milk.

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This was a really good and quick recipe. I added a few things though. First, I sauteed a chopped onion and 4 cloves of garlic in some olive oil. Then I added a 1/2 lb of chopped ham since I d...

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I ommited the bacon. But this recipe was very bland, if you crave flavor this recipe is not for you.

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This was a really good and quick recipe. I added a few things though. First, I sauteed a chopped onion and 4 cloves of garlic in some olive oil. Then I added a 1/2 lb of chopped ham since I d...

I thought this had an excellent flavor and was really quick to prepare.

This is awesomer than awesome. So good!

I used whole wheat linguine and didn't realize I was out of crushed red pepper but it still turned out good. I feel like the sauce to pasta ratio was a bit off so next time I will use more evap...

I ommited the bacon. But this recipe was very bland, if you crave flavor this recipe is not for you.

This was SO good and SO easy! The only thing I did different was use 4 slices of bacon instead of 2 and I'm sure I used more than 1/2 cup of peas. Probably closer to 1 cup. My husband loved it e...

I agree that it could have used more flavor. Added extra bacon and red peppers. Like some others, I overcooked the egg, which affected consistency but not really taste. Oh, and I added some gril...

We thought the flavor was really good, but the consistency of the sauce wasn't creamy enough for our taste, and I used full fat evaporated milk. Not sure I would make again as written, but if y...

I loved the flavor in this recipe, but I might have cooked the sauce too long, because the consistency was not all that great. Everyone did seem to like it though.

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