Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

We love Carbonara, but not all the fat that comes with it. Here is my version that is a little lighter. (compare to "regular" carbonara with 35 + grams of fat and 650mg + grams of sodium per serving). It's not the same as regular carbonara, but it won't kill you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil spaghetti per directions, al dente.
  2. In frying pan, heat olive oil.
  3. Add ham and red pepper flakes and saute about 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and saute 2 minutes more.
  5. Mix in wine, scraping the bottom of the pan.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk the 2 egg yolks with about 1/2 cup of hot pasta water.
  7. Drain spaghetti and add to the frying pan and toss well.
  8. Add the egg mixture to the frying pan and toss well.
  9. Toss all with romano cheese.
  10. Serve with a nice salad or some fruit.