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Creamy Zucchini Noodle Carbonara
Creamy Zucchini Noodle Carbonara

Creamy Zucchini Noodle Carbonara

30 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
10 Min(s) Cook
Enjoy a lower-carb Creamy Zucchini Noodle Carbonara! This zucchini noodle carbonara recipe features grated Parmesan, zucchini, garlic, chicken broth, Neufchatel cheese and fresh parsley.
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3 servings
Original recipe yields 3 servings
1 egg
2 large zucchini (1 lb.)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
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Let's Make It
1
Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Measure 2 Tbsp. bacon drippings into small bowl; discard remaining drippings.
2
Whisk egg and Parmesan until blended. Use spiralizer to cut zucchini into thin lengthwise curled strips. Return 1 Tbsp. of the reserved drippings to skillet; heat over medium heat. Add zucchini; cook 2 to 3 min. or until slightly softened, stirring frequently. Spoon zucchini into bowl; cover to keep warm.
3
Heat remaining bacon drippings in skillet. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 sec. Add chicken broth and Neufchatel; whisk 2 min. or until Neufchatel is completely melted and sauce is well blended.
4
Add egg mixture to Neufchatel sauce; cook and stir 2 min. Remove from heat.
5
Crumble bacon. Add to sauce along with the zucchini; mix lightly. Sprinkle with parsley.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Round out the meal with a cold glass of fat-free milk, and a mixed green salad or steamed fresh broccoli.
Tip 2
Substitute
Substitute fresh basil for the parsley.
Nutrition
Calories
270
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
28%
Saturated Fat 10g
50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 105mg
35%
Sodium 510mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 5g
10%
Protein 13g
26%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
40%
Calcium
10%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
3 servings (about 1 cup each)
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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