This 20 minutes Lighter Spaghetti Carbonara recipe includes a reduce-fat sour cream and skim milk which helps lighten the calories on this creamy usually glutenous pasta dinner. This creamy carbonara recipe is under 400 calories per serving!
Cook fresh spaghetti according to box instructions or al dente. Before draining the pasta, reserve ½ cup of pasta water. Drain the pasta and set to the side.
In a large bowl, combine the grated Parmesan, sour cream, skim milk, salt, and lightly beaten eggs. Set to the side.
Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add the diced ham and cook for 2 minutes. Add the pasta to the pan and stir well.
Add the reserved pasta water to the egg cream mixture--whisking vigorously. Pour the egg mixture over the pasta and stir until incorporated. Cook for 5 minutes. You'll want the sauce to thicken--make sure it does not boil. Stir in ground black pepper and fresh chives. Serve immediately.
Prep all of your ingredients ahead time as this is a quick cooking recipe.
Substitute for chopped prosciutto or even bacon for ham for an extra decadent carbonara! Just note that the calories per serving will change!