Tomato and Asparagus Carbonara - Slender Kitchen
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Tomato and Asparagus Carbonara

By Kristen Mccaffrey
  
adapted from: myrecipes.com
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322
Calories 
52g
Carbs 
15g
Fat 
16g
Protein 
8
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(9 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

I have always loved carbonara but when I saw this recipe in Cooking Light, it was the first time I had see a vegetarian carbonara and couldn't wait to try it.  I loved the idea of including fresh summer tomatoes and asparagus with the creamy egg and Parmesan sauce and let me tell you, the recipe didn't disappoint.  You can make it with any type of pasta, but I prefer using penne, rigatoni, or another pasta shape with crevices so the sauce really sticks to the pasta.  I imagine this would also work great with zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash although I haven't tried it yet.

Prep Time

Tomato and Asparagus Carbonara

9
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. asparagus, chopped
  • 3 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 U egg
  • 8 oz. high fiber pasta
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.25 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322
Calories from Fat 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
22%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 56mg
19%
Sodium 555mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate 52g
18%
Dietary Fiber 9g
37%
Sugars 7g
Protein 16g

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and cook for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Finally add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes until tender.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the Parmesan, salt, pepper, and egg.
  4. When the pasta is ready, immediately stir into the egg and Parmesan mixture. Add tomatoes and asparagus, tossing until sauce thickens. Stir in the basil.
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