In this healthy carbonara recipe, “spiralized” sweet potato noodles take the place of traditional pasta. Kale is added for fiber, flavor and crunch, but any dark leafy green, such as spinach, chard or collards, would also be a nice addition.

Breana Killeen


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  • Put a large pot of water on to boil.

  • Using a spiral vegetable slicer or a julienne or regular vegetable peeler, cut sweet potatoes lengthwise into long, thin strands. You should have about 12 cups of sweet potato "noodles."

  • Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook, very gently, stirring once or twice, until just starting to soften but not completely tender, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water, then drain. Return the noodles to the pot, off the heat. Add the reserved water, eggs, Parmesan, salt and pepper; gently toss with tongs until evenly coated.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring often, until crisp. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add kale and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Add the kale mixture to the noodles and gently toss to combine. Serve topped with a generous grinding of pepper.

Nutrition Facts

379 calories; 14.8 g total fat; 5.6 g saturated fat; 162 mg cholesterol; 734 mg sodium. 809 mg potassium; 46.6 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 16.5 g protein; 39293 IU vitamin a iu; 68 mg vitamin c; 78 mcg folate; 304 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 70 mg magnesium;

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In defense of the recipe it's never a good idea to start one without actually reading through it first. That said I don't know how the eggs were supposed to cook enough with just 1/4c of the boiling water. I ended up tossing the potato & egg mixture into the saute pan to make sure. Read More