Prosciutto Mushroom Carbonara
This dish has what you’re looking for; all the goodness of protein and carbs. Although we’ve lightened this traditional dish up, you will find that it doesn’t lack in flavor! It’s also quick and easy to make any day of the week.
For some extra veggie love, feel free to throw in some peppers, spinach or shredded zucchini. This lightened version of prosciutto mushroom carbonara will not weigh you down, but will give you a healthy dose of what you need. Add a nice spinach salad on the side and voila! Serves 3-4.
- 6 slices prosciutto, sliced in strip
- ¾ box whole wheat linguini
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup fresh grated parm/reggiano cheese
- 3 cups assorted mushrooms, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped finely
- 3 eggs, beaten well
- 1 shallot, diced finely
- fresh basil
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- In a large pot, fill just over halfway with water. Add 1 tsp of salt and bring to a boil.
- In a large saucepan, add sliced strips of prosciutto and over med heat cook until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add olive oil into pan warmed pan, and continuing over medium heat add shallot and cook for approx 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and stir for approx. 30 seconds before adding mushrooms and italian spice.
- Cook mushroom mixture until mushrooms have softened.
- Add chicken broth and over med-low heat reduce broth ¾ of the way.
- Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
- Drain pasta and add into large skillet with mushroom mixture. Add a little of the pasta water and stir vigorously. TURN OFF HEAT.
- Slowly add beaten eggs while stirring pasta mixture until well incorporated. Add more pasta water if needed to acquire a creamy texture. Once eggs are incorporated, add grated parmesan cheese and stir until blended.
- Salt and pepper to taste. If pasta has cooled down, heat on LOW before serving.
- Serve onto plates and add fresh basil and more cheese if desired.
Tim McComsey is the founding owner of TRYM Fitness: Dallas’s Premier Personal Training and Nutrition Company, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Dietitian. He started TRYM Fitness in 2011 and has been growing successfully ever since! This is his 15th year in the fitness industry and his scope of work has broadened from being ambassador to Sunwarrior, a partner to Vitamin World, and a sponsored athlete to 361usa shoes and apparel. He also contributes to Men’s Fitness Magazine and Human Fit Project with video and content production. Through his years in the industry he has placed 1st in several fitness competitions including the 2013 Dallas Europa Men’s Physique. His passion is to empower both men and women to be the healthiest and most fit they can be using various platforms.