Sweet Potato Carbonara

Sweet Potato Carbonara

sweet potato carbonara

Craving a classic pasta comfort food? This Sweet Potato “Pasta” Carbonara is the creamy, noodle-less option for a little less carb overload and empty calories from starch/sugar of pasta, and a delicious way to get more veggies too. Kale adds fiber, flavor and crunch, which you can switch with any other preferred dark leafy green such as spinach (for superfood status), chard or collards. This is the satisfying and different “pasta” dish that you’ll want to make a big vat of for your family and guests.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and spiral sliced (you can use a spiralizer or julienne slicer)
  • 3 large organic eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast (or grated organic Parmesan cheese)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 strips organic turkey bacon, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small head organic kale, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling

Directions

  1. Boil a large pot of filtered water.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add turkey bacon and cook, stirring often, until browned. Add garlic and  kale and cook, stirring, about 1 minute.
  3. Once the water has boiled, add sweet potatoes and cook very gently. Stir once or twice, until just starting to soften, but not completely tender (depending on the thickness 01 1/2 to 3 minutes). Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water then drain sweet potatoes.
  4. Return the noodles to the pot on low heat.
  5. Add the reserved water, scrambled eggs, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper; gently toss until evenly coated.
  6. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil.

Original recipe available on Smart Meals.

sweet potato carbonara

Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives. Learn More