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Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach & Mushrooms

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.


  • 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


  • Put a large pot of water on to boil.
  • 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.”
  • Cook the sweet potatoes in the boiling water, gently stirring once or twice, until just starting to soften but not completely tender, 1 ½ to 3 minutes. Reserve ¼ 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.
  • 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.


  • Refrigerate the raw “noodles” (Step 2) for up to 1 day.
  • Spiral vegetable slicer

AUTHOR EatingWell Test Kitchen
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 5 servings
ACTIVE TIME 40 minutes
TOTAL TIME 40 minutes


Per serving 312 Calories
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Mono Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 130 mg
Sodium 587 mg
Fiber 6 g
Protein 15 g
Potassium 818 mg
Added Sugars 0 g
Total Sugars 12 g
Calcium 235 mg
Folate 89 mcg
Omega-6 1 g
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin E 5 mg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamin B3 3 mg
Carbohydrate Servings 2 ½

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