Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
A light version of a pasta favorite. Turkey bacon can be substituted for the ham. We love pepper in our family, but if 1 tsp sounds like a lot to you, just use an amount that suits your taste.
- 1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti or 1 (8 ounce) package fettuccine pasta
- 2 (4 ounce) cartons egg substitute
- 1⁄2 cup shredded low-fat swiss cheese
- 1 ounce grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- 1⁄2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (Italian kind preferred)
- 1⁄2 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 ounces thinly sliced turkey ham, cut in julienne strips
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
- In a bowl, whisk together the first five ingredients (egg substitute through parsley.
- In a skillet, stir-fry ham and shallot 1-2 minutes over medium heat until shallot is soft and translucent.
- Add pasta to the skillet and pour in the egg mixture; continue cooking, while tossing continuously, about 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens enough to coat the pasta.
- Season with pepper and serve.
This is a quick, easy and yummy weeknight dinner. I love carbonara but it is really high in fat. This is a nice substitute. I used Canadian bacon instead of ham and it worked just great. I would definitely recommend using the fresh herbs rather than substituting dried--they really bump up the flavor, particularly when cutting back on fat. I cut back a little on the pepper because my little guy doesn't like things too spicy.