Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach & Mushrooms


Loaded with veggies, this spiralized sweet potato vegetable noodles recipe--our healthy take on a traditional carbonara recipe--achieves superfood status with the addition of spinach and mushrooms. Look for large, straight sweet potatoes to make the longest veggie noodles.

Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
5 servings


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled

  • 3 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 strips center-cut bacon, chopped

  • 1 8-ounce package sliced mushrooms

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 5-ounce package baby spinach


  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil.

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

  3. Cook the sweet potatoes in the boiling water, gently stirring once or twice, until just starting to soften but not completely tender, 1 1/2 to 3 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water, then drain. Return the noodles to the pot, off the heat. Combine eggs, Parmesan, salt, pepper and the reserved water in a bowl; pour over the noodles and gently toss with tongs until evenly coated.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are starting to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the vegetables to the noodles and toss to combine. Top with a generous grinding of pepper.

    Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach & Mushrooms


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate the raw “noodles” (Step 2) for up to 1 day.

Equipment: Spiral vegetable slicer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
12g Fat
38g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1 2/3 cups
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 15g 29%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Vitamin A 31537IU 631%
Vitamin C 33mg 36%
Folate 89mcg 22%
Sodium 587mg 26%
Calcium 235mg 18%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 70mg 17%
Potassium 818mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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