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12 INGREDIENTS 7 STEPS 40min

Vegetarian Carbonara

Creamy rich vegetarian carbonara made with leeks, onions, fresh corn, and pasta. The sweetness of the corn really plays well with the savory leeks and salty parmesan.
Vegetarian Carbonara Recipe | SideChef
Creamy rich vegetarian carbonara made with leeks, onions, fresh corn, and pasta. The sweetness of the corn really plays well with the savory leeks and salty parmesan.
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I'm Hetal, Welcome to Milk & Cardamom! I'm a past MasterChef (Season 6) contestant currently living in sunny San Francisco where I cook up a storm in my tiny kitchen for my hubby and baby!
http://www.milkandcardamom.com/
40min
Total Time
$1.80
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
4
US / METRIC
8 oz
Spaghetti
2 Tbsp
Half and Half
1 cup
Corn Kernels , divided
reserve 1/4 cup for garnish
1
Leek , thinly sliced
3 cloves
Garlic , minced
1 tsp
Dried Thyme
1/3 cup
1/4 cup
to taste
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
336
FAT
6.9 g
PROTEIN
11.0 g
CARBS
57.4 g

Author's Notes

You could make this recipe vegan by removing the egg and using 1/4 cup of dairy-free milk.

I used Barilla Protein + Spaghetti in this recipe, but feel free to use any other Barilla long cuts like their Collezione Spaghetti or Blue Box Thick Spaghetti.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Cook the Spaghetti (8 oz) according to directions in a large pot of salted boiling water. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining the pasta.
Step 2
Whisk the Egg (1) and Half and Half (2 Tbsp) in a small cup and set aside.
Step 3
While the pasta is cooking, add Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Corn Kernels (3/4 cup) and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
Step 4
Add Leek (1) , Garlic (3 cloves) , Dried Thyme (1 tsp) , Salt (to taste) , and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) , sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 5
Add this mixture to a blender along with 3/4 cup of pasta water. Blend until smooth. Slowly stream in the egg mixture and blend until the sauce is smooth.
Step 6
Add Parmesan Cheese (1/3 cup) , season with salt and pepper, and blend until well combined. Add cooked pasta and sauce to a large bowl and mix until the pasta is well coated.
Step 7
Garnish with Corn Kernels (1/4 cup) , Fresh Basil (1/4 cup) , and additional black pepper and parmesan. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
336
% Daily Value*
Fat
6.9 g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.5 g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
48.2 mg
16%
Carbohydrates
57.4 g
21%
Fiber
3.9 g
14%
Sugars
5.0 g
--
Protein
11.0 g
22%
Sodium
29.9 mg
1%
Vitamin D
0.2 µg
1%
Calcium
48.6 mg
4%
Iron
3.4 mg
19%
Potassium
223.8 mg
5%
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