Low fat carbonara sauce

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About this recipe: This is a flavourful but lower fat carbonara sauce for serving on pasta. It uses the Slimming World® method.

Nikkikitten London, England, UK

Ingredients

Serves: 2 

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable stock
  • 57g lean bacon
  • 1 tablespoon quark or fromage frais
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 120g pasta

Method

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Place in a non-stick saucepan the onion with the garlic and stock. Gently cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove all visible fat from the bacon (or buy the medallions). Cut into strips. Add to the pan and cook on high until the bacon has cooked through.
  2. In a small bowl whisk the quark or fromage frais, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and seasoning.
  3. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta until tender with a bite at the centre. Drain and return to the saucepan on a very low heat. Add the bacon mixture and then the egg mixture. Stir and cook for a further 3 minutes.

Tip

Instead of the bacon you can use peas, green beans and asparagus to make it a primavera sauce. Also try it with smoked salmon and peas. Very versatile sauce and delicious.

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Reviews (5)

Nikkikitten
5

Thank you, this is jinxed. 2 Eggs. Actually, cooked this last weekend and only had one egg, but used more fromage frais instead. Worked well too, less creamy, but still delicious. - 29 Jul 2011

bigbadal
4

That is a really nice sauce. On a diet, but for my Sunday night treat (semi day off), it's a godsend. Lovely. - 17 Jun 2012

Nikkikitten
1

Something else. Thank you so much for pointing that out to me. Written it all out, just had problems loading it. Corrected now. Thank you again. - 28 Jun 2011

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