Monday, October 12, 2009

Cheesy Chicken Carbonara with Fettuccine



I got this recipe out of Weight Watchers Comfort Classics. I'd been wanting to make it. I had all the ingredients so that is what I had for dinner. It was sooo yummy! It wasn't creamy like I thought it would be but I really liked it. So, did Jimmy. I used angel hair pasta since that is what I had and reduced calorie parmesan cheese.

The whole thing was easy and not time consuming at all.

Ingredients:

6 oz. fettuccine (I used angel hair pasta)
3/4 cup fat free milk
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
4 slices center cut bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped (I omitted)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast

Directions:

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting the salt if desired. Drain and keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, whisk the milk, Parmesan, egg, salt, and pepper in a bowl until blended.

3. Cook the bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until the bacon begins to brown, 3-4 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the onion begins to brown, 2-3 minutes.

4. Add the chicken and cook until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low, add the pasta and milk mixture. Cook, tossing, until the sauce is thickened and creamy, 2-3 minutes.

Serves: 4

WW Points: 7
The chicken I used!
After all the ingredients have been added.

4 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

A carbonara recipe that's Weight Watchers! Sounds great!

Sandy said...

I love Comfort Classics. Looks like a great recipe. I am always in the mood for pasta.

Libby said...

This looks great! I need to join WW. The recipes that you have been making all look delicious.

Jennifer said...

Yum! Looks good!