Spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Ready in: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Syns per serving:
      ½

This creamy pasta dish is traditionally high in Syns - our tasty version swaps cream for fat free fromage frais without swapping any of the flavour!

ingredients

  • 6 lean rashers of bacon, all visible fat removed (or Quorn bacon-style pieces - see tip)
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp fat free natural fromage frais
  • 2 level tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • Small handful of fresh chives
  • 400g dried spaghetti

method

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions. Drain well and return to the saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Add the bacon and dry-fry for 2-3 minutes, then turn off the heat.
  3. Lightly beat the eggs, season to taste and stir in the fromage frais, 1 tablespoon of Parmesan and most of the chives.
  4. Add the bacon to the drained spaghetti and mix well over a low heat, then remove from the heat and stir in the egg mixture. Toss thoroughly so that the eggs thicken in the residual heat, making a sauce that coats the pasta.
  5. Scatter over the remaining Parmesan and chives and serve hot.

Tip: To make a vegetarian carbonara, swap the bacon for Free chilled Quorn rashers.

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