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Chopped ham replaces the bacon in this version of the classic Italian dish.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 2001


Credit: Randy Mayor; Missie Neville Crawford

Recipe Summary

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain the pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the ham, and cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add pasta, and stir well. Combine cheese and the next 4 ingredients (cheese through garlic), stirring with a whisk. Add the reserved pasta liquid to egg mixture, stirring with a whisk. Pour egg mixture over pasta mixture; stir well. Cook over low heat 5 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring constantly (do not boil). Sprinkle with pepper.

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; calories from fat 25%; fat 9.6g; saturated fat 4.6g; mono fat 2.2g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 21g; carbohydrates 45g; fiber 1.4g; cholesterol 139mg; iron 1.7mg; sodium 748mg; calcium 179mg.