RECIPE: Healthier Carbonara (No Cream!)

This recipe is too good not to use and record for the family…and to reblog and share!

Posted by cookingwithcorinna on August 3, 2012 in Diet, Pasta, Recipe Source:

As I’m trying to be healthier at the minute I didn’t used pancetta, but I found some Italian style ham cubes in the supermarket and thought that would make a pretty good, and low-fat, substitute. I did a bit of recipe research. Some used whole eggs, some just yolks. They all used about 1 egg per person. I decided to use one whole egg and one yolk. They also used about 1oz of parmesan per person. It is traditionally served with spaghetti, but I used tagliatelle instead.

The result was delicious, and so creamy I honestly don’t know why people add extra cream! It was also super easy and really quick, I don’t know why I haven’t made it myself before.


Tagliatelle – 7oz/200g

Olive oil – ½ tablespoon

Cubed ham – 2.5oz/70g

Eggs – 1 whole and 1 yolk

Parmesan – 2oz/55g (grated)

Seasoning – salt & pepper

Equpiment: Frying pan, pasta pan, bowl, fork/whisk, spaghetti server


Fry off the ham in the frying pan with the olive oil.
Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water.
In a bowl whisk together the eggs and parmesan, and season.
Drain the pasta and return to the pan (off the heat), add the ham, and pour in the egg/parmesan mix.
Stir really well until it starts to thicken and coats the pasta.
Serve with plenty of black pepper.


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