Carbonara Healthier With Greens

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 35mins




  • Place olive oil and or bacon fat or butter in a large pan over medium high heat, add onions and saute for 3 minutes. Add the sliced swiss chard stem and saute for 2 more minutes, add garlic and pepper flakes saute for 3 minutes. Add swiss chard greens or baby spinach and basil and 1/2 cup pasta water to wilt.
  • Fill a small pot with boiling pasta water with at least 4 inches and a 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar. Break each egg one at a time in to a small bowl then into the simmering water cover and poach for 3-4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile toss cheese, black pepper and pasta in the vegetable mixture. Add additional pasta water and or olive oil to your liking.
  • Plate the pasta mixture on to 4 plates.
  • Remove eggs from water with slotted spoon place one on each plate of pasta.
  • Garnish with bacon bits, additional pepper, cheese and basil if desired.
  • Before digging in break the poached egg and stir in to the pasta.
  • This`ll make it a creamy, yummy, comforting dish. Enjoy!