easy carbonara recipe
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Easy Carbonara Recipe

This fantastic Alfredo variation includes bacon and peas and is lower fat by using regular milk instead of cream.
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Lisa Douglas

Ingredients

  • 1 package turkey bacon
  • 1 small bag frozen peas
  • 1 - 1.5 boxes Fettuccine noodles

Alfredo sauce

  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 2 cloves garlic minced finely
  • 1 tbsp Mrs Dash table blend
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Grated parmesan to garnish
  • Optional - Mozzarella cheese shredded, 1/2 cup

Instructions

  • Fry bacon on stovetop until crisp enough to crumble.
  • Microwave peas in a bowl until mostly thawed.
  • Prepare Fettuccine noodles, drain water, return to pot.

Alfredo sauce

  • In medium saucepan over medium heat, place milk in first, adding other ingredients one at a time.
  • Using a rubber whisk (as to not scratch your saucepan), whisk your ingredients to blend together as they heat.
  • Bring to a boil, let reduce for a couple minutes, until it becomes well blended and gets thicker.

Putting it all together

  • Crumble half the bacon, put aside.
  • Pour sauce over prepared noodles, with heat on low-to-medium, mix together gently until sauce absorbs somewhat and thickens more.
  • Add peas and crumbled bacon, tossing gently but mixing together thoroughly, until heated through and combined.
  • If adding Mozzarella, add it now.
  • Serve with extra parmesan cheese shaken overtop

Notes

Turkey bacon is preferred here, as it's easier to get to a crisp and crumble. It's also healthier and less fatty than regular bacon.
You can make this healthier by using low-fat or skim milk, and low-fat cream cheese.