Carbonara Healthier With Greens
35 mins (prep 15, cooking 20)
18 ingredients
4 servings
An exotically, quick, inexpensive and impressive Italian pasta dish based on eggs, pecorino romano cheese, pancetta or bacon or Bacon substitute, and lots of black pepper served on spaghetti, fettuccine, rigatoni or linguine. Keeping it low calorie I poached the eggs but if you have no worries about weight go ahead and fry it up. I also use olive oil but you can use butter or bacon fat. Bacon (for my DH) is also an option vegetarians can also use bacon bits made of soy for that flavor. I found it delish without it but DH raved about his dish with the bacon (Oven Cooked Bacon With Black Pepper and Brown Sugar). I used swiss chard but try any green you like.

Categories:  served-hot , <-60-mins , pasta,-rice-and-grains , italian , comfort-food , taste~mood , egg , one-dish-meal , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , european , weeknight , easy , presentation , main-dish , inexpensive , vegetarian ,
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Serving Size (88.98 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 219.75 Calories from Fat 48.42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.38g 33.09%
Saturated Fat 0.87g 17.36%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 41.39mg 55.19%
Sodium 42.13mg 7.02%
Total Carbohydrate 35.77g 47.69%
Dietary Fiber 3.22 g 51.54%
Sugars 0.25 g %
Protein 8.72g 69.74%
Vitamin A 1763.56IU% Vitamin C 6.09mg%
Calcium 194.02mg% Iron 9.07mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
grated pecorino romano cheese, fresh cracked black pepper, bacon bits