Sunday, April 27, 2008

Healthy Carbonara

I found this recipe in Family Circle while sitting in the waiting room at the hospital - my dad was having tests. Anyhow I haven't made it yet but it sounds yummy so I thought I would share it with you.

1 9oz packge fettuccine
1 cup frozen green peas
3 slices center cut bacon
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp thyme
1/2 cup fat free half and half
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

  1. Cook pasa according to the directions on the package, but don't salt the water. Three minutes before the pasta is supposed to be done, add the green peas to the pot. Drain, and reserve 3/4 cup of cooking liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large saucepan on medium-high until crispy. Remove bacon from pan and discard all expect 2 teaspoons of drippings. Add onion to the pan and saute' for 3 minutes in the leftover drippings. Add garlic and thyme, and cook another minute. Stir in pasta and peas, reserved cooking liquid, and half and half. Cook 2 minutes. Crumble bacon on top of pasta and toss with cheese. Makes 4 servings.

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