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Penne Carbonara


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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 5 ounces Canadian bacon
  • 1 can evaporated skim milk - (12 oz)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 6 cups cooked penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil


Servings 6


Step 1

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute for 4 minutes. Add the bacon and saute until the bacon is crisp, about 4 minutes. Crumble the bacon.

Remove the garlic-bacon mixture from the skillet. Add the evaporated milk and sour cream to the skillet. Cook over low heat until thickened (do not curdle).

Add the cheese and the garlic-bacon mixture to the skillet. Toss the sauce with the hot cooked penne, top with basil, and serve.

This recipe yields 6 servings. Serving size: 1 cup.

Exchanges Per Serving: 3 Starch, 1 Medium-Fat Meat, 1/2 Skim Milk.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 361; Calories from Fat 72; Total Fat 3g; Saturated Fat 3g; Cholesterol 22mg; Sodium 420mg; Carbohydrate 53g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 10g; Protein 18g.

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