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Updated Fettuccine Carbonara

Updated Fettuccine Carbonara is rated 4.115942028985507 out of 5 by 138.
Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
25
min.
Servings

4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each

We took one of the richest pastas around and turned it into a delicious low-fat alternative. It's not only brilliant, it's downright delectable.

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Make It

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  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, adding peas to the boiling water for the last 3 min.
  • Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, dressing and flour in medium saucepan with whisk until well blended. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until mixture is well blended. Add ham; cook on medium-low heat 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta mixture; return to pan. Add sauce; mix lightly. Cook 2 to 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Top with parsley and Parmesan.

Makeover Savings

Save 80 calories and 16 grams of fat per serving by using smoked ham instead of bacon and replacing the egg yolks and whipping cream with PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese, KRAFT Lite Creamy Caesar Dressing, flour and fat-free milk.

Cooking Know-How

Use a large pot of water to cook pasta so it has room to move and won't stick together while cooking.

Serving Suggestion

Serve this entree with a crisp mixed green salad topped with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing.

Servings

  • 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 3-1/2 Starch
  • 2 Meat (VL)
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This low-fat version of fettuccine carbonara can fit into a healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 390
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 950mg
Carbohydrate 55g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Protein 23g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 20 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from I love that this is a healthier alternative to traditional Carbonara pasta. I love that this is a healthier alternative to traditional Carbonara pasta. However, it seemed to be a bit lacking in spice. I definitely plan to make it again, and next time I will dress up the sauce with some fresh garlic or garlic salt, Italian seasoning, or maybe some oregano to give more flavor, as some members have suggested. With a little tweaking, I think this could be a superb recipe - a great base recipe to start you off!
Date published: 2009-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have made this recipe often, my kids request it. I have made this recipe often, my kids request it. I like it better with chicken, brown bite size chunks of chicken breast with garlic and olive oil. I always use whole wheat fettucini and double the sauce for a 900g box of pasta, I do find that the sauce gets thick, so I usually add more dressing and milk. Note: the spreadable cream cheese works better than the brick kind, which can make the sauce pasty.
Date published: 2008-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I make this from scratch quite often and this version was soooo much easier and just as tasty. I make this from scratch quite often and this version was soooo much easier and just as tasty. I did use bacon rather than the ham, but the sauce was just as thick as the homemade version and much more flavorful. This is not an alfredo, so the sauce is not at thick as that and it is not suppose to be, this is a carbonara and I thought it was exceptional.
Date published: 2009-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from this is good, but it is NOT Carbonara, true Carbonara does not have a creamy sauce, this IS more... this is good, but it is NOT Carbonara, true Carbonara does not have a creamy sauce, this IS more like an Alfredo, and it does call for eggs, which is a main ingredient! I think the name is misleading, and if you order Carbonara in an Italian restaurant it will NOT be creamy, if it is, it is not made right. I would put this under Creamy pasta and chicken.
Date published: 2009-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Was at first a little skeptical about this recipe seeing that I am italian. Was at first a little skeptical about this recipe seeing that I am italian. I was overall pleasantly surprised. The cream sauce was delicious and blended well with the pasta. It's nice to have an alternative to the high-fat content cream based pasta dishes I'm used to. This recipe is quick,easy, and very affordable for those on a tight budget.
Date published: 2006-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really tasty! Really tasty! A great way to use leftover ham from Easter. My husband was really unsure about the concept of this, but he really loved it too. A modification would be to add breaded chicken breasts for a sort of chicken cordon bleu pasta. (FYI - I used italian dressing because I didn't have any caesar, and that worked great.)
Date published: 2007-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was SO good and had a lot of flavor. This was SO good and had a lot of flavor. I would use pea pods next time because they are more substantial. I would also add a little more milk. The sauce got thick very quickly. Excellent flavor combination...very refreshing. Even my sister who doesn't like peas liked it!
Date published: 2007-04-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I made this for my family and they really liked it. I made this for my family and they really liked it. I substituted frozen, cooked shrimp (as I had a box left over from the holidays) and it was very good. The only down side is it isn't as creamy as restaurant types. But think of the calories you're saving.
Date published: 2009-01-15
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