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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.

Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach & Mushrooms
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Prep time 40
Cook Time 0
Total Time 40

Nutritional Information

Makes: 5 Servings
Serving size: 1 2/3 cups each
Calories 312kcal
Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 130mg
Sodium 587mg
Carbohydrates 38g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Added sugars 0g
Total sugars 12g
Protein 15g
Potassium 818mg


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

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