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


Recipe Summary

40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 16.5g 33% DV; carbohydrates 46.6g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 6.9g 28% DV; sugars 13.9g; fat 14.8g 23% DV; saturated fat 5.6g 28% DV; cholesterol 162.3mg 54% DV; vitamin a iu 39292.7IU 786% DV; vitamin c 67.9mg 113% DV; folate 78.1mcg 20% DV; calcium 304.3mg 30% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 69.6mg 25% DV; potassium 808.6mg 23% DV; sodium 734.3mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 23% DV.

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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