This Creamy Healthy Carbonara with Sweet Potato Noodles is a healthy, gluten free twist on the classic Spaghetti Carbonara recipe! Quick, easy and SO tasty!
PIN Creamy Healthy Carbonara with Sweet Potato Noodles
(Photos updated Sept 2018, originally published in 2014. Narration not changed)
Do the pasta.
Do do do do do do do do do
Okay, I think it’s actually do the “hustle” AND, yes, I also started out the Buffalo Chicken potato poppers the SAME WAY.
BUT, I can’t help it. A healthy spaghetti carbonara recipe just gets me in a happy mood. An I-wanna-do-all-the-old-school-dances kind of happy.
This gluten free pasta recipe. It’s like that dinner that you make and you are really excited that there’s leftovers BECAUSE you think it’ll be the E-Z-est lunch to pack your husband EVER, and you won’t have to go through ALL THE WORK of spreading mustard and exactly 2.2 slices of ham on bread.
Mr. FFF. He likes his sandwiches a certain way.
I also may have made that up.
BUT, then you actually go to eat aforementioned meal for dinner and you decide that, in fact, you WILL make the sandwich with 2.2 pieces of ham because you want ALL of this spaghetti carbonara recipe to YOURSELF.
And you might even just use 2.1 pieces of ham, because you’re feeling rebellious.
It’s also COULD BE the kind of meal that you THINK you’re going to have leftovers but then you go to put aforementioned leftovers in a Tupperware and you just keep pick..pick…picking away until, WHOA, there isn’t any leftovers to put away.
I am just being hypothetical though. Definitely not speaking from experience or anything.
I probably don’t really need to tell you about the traditional spaghetti Carbonara recipe. It’s in every single restaurant on the planet earth and it involves eggs and bacon. Which means that, liiike, IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER than that.
Is carbonara healthy?
Typically, a classic carbonara is not what one would consider “healthy” because it’s loaded with refined carbs and a lot of saturated bacon fat. <– Remember though, I think it’s 100% to dig in and ENJOY when your body craves these kinds of food every so often!
How to make healthy carbonara
I wanted to make carbonara a little healthier by ditching the refined flour (‘cause one should NEVER ditch bacon) so we did a little sweet potato switch up!
You guys. Sweet potato noodles are IT. Just like the vegan coconut curry with sweet potato noodles, they add a little natural pop of sweetness and this crazy-addicting tender CRUNCH to this veggie carbonara that is just SO good with that CHEESY SAUCE.
Let’s talk about this easy carbonara sauce for a sec.
Have you ever invited goat cheese to your pasta party?
No? Well, you are cordially invited to the sweet ‘tater and goat cheese soiree of the SEASON my internet friends because goat cheese is making this sweet potato carbonara SO RIDICIOUSLY creamy, luscious and velvety smooooooth!
It’s also only T-W-O simple ingredients – eggs and goat cheese – whisked into the sauciest surprise that your taste buds will ever experience.
Ugh. This creamy healthy carbonara with sweet potato noodles. I CAN’T EVEN.
P.s: My autocorrect just changed “whisked” to “whiskey.” It knows that its almost Friday.
Before the rest of the day whiskeys you away (Get it? I crack myself up) and you get all busy and forget about sweet tatery-creamy-cheese-goodness…
HOLD IT RIGHT THERE. FORGET about tatery-creamy-cheese-goodness?!
Who are you? How could you?
Make it TONIGHT.
That IS an order.
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Creamy Healthy Carbonara with Sweet Potato Noodles
- 4 Strips of bacon
- 12 Oz Sweet potato, spiralized with blade C
- 1 Large egg
- 2 Oz Goat Cheese 1/4 cup packed
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and cook the bacon until
- Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel to blot off the excess oil, and then cut it up into small strips. Leave the bacon grease in the pan.
- Add the spiralized sweet potatoes to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes just begin to wilt, about 8-10 minutes,
- While the potatoes cook, whisk together the egg and goat cheese until creamy.
- Once the potato noodles are tender, stir in the sliced bacon. Then quickly pour the cheese/egg mixture into the pan and stir until the mixture has slightly thickened and is evenly coating the potato noodles.
- Season with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
Weight Watchers Points Per Serving: Freestyle SmartPoints: 12 Points+: 9. Old Points: 7
(per 1/2 the recipe)
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