Although tomato pasta sauces are usually lower in calories than carbonara sauces, using quark and a small amount of strong parmesan cheese helps to keep the calories down whilst retaining flavour.

Cooking time: 15min

Ingredients

250g Dried tagliatelle (or any shape pasta)
Quark 2 tbsp
2tbsp crème fraiche
Parmesan, 50g grated
1 Onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Lean bacon (trim any visible fat)
2 eggs
Parsley, small handful finely chopped
Mushrooms, 100g sliced
Bacon 120g, one centimetre squares.

Method:
1. Bring water to the boil and cook pasta as per packet instructions.

2. Mean while, fry the garlic and onion gently until soft, around 4 mins.

3. Add the bacon followed by the mushrooms and fry until the bacon is cooked.

4. Meanwhile in a small bowl beat together the quark, parmesan, parsley and eggs.

5. Once the pasta is cooked drain but retain a little cooking water, add to the bacon mixture and stir in the sauce. Heat very gently whilst stirring in a few tablespoonfuls of the retained cooking water to loosen the mixture.

Nutritional content: per serving

Calories 398 Kcal
Total fat 10.9g
- Saturated fat 4.5g
- Polyunsaturated fat 0.6g
- Monounsaturated fat 3.4g
Carbohydrate 47g
Protein 26g
Fibre 4.4g
Salt 1.3g

 

Page last reviewed on 31/03/2017

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