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Butternut Squash Carbonara

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 229 1 serving

A classic Carbonara recipe gets a lightened-up twist by using butternut squash noodles instead of spaghetti.   Starting with Prego Alfredo Sauce, then adding bacon and onion, makes it easy to create a classic Carbonara flavor profile.  Lemon and sage add a unique flavor twist that pairs perfectly with the butternut squash noodles for an easy dinner that is not only delicious but also a good source of fiber and provides a full serving of veggies.


  • 6 cups butternut squash noodles (spiralized butternut squash) (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup Prego® Roasted Garlic Parmesan Alfredo Sauce or Homestyle Alfredo Pasta Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Swanson® Vegetable Broth
  • 2 teaspoons shredded fresh sage leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cooked crumbled bacon (from about 4 strips)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Step 1

    Season the squash as desired.  Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and cook for 1 minute.  Add the squash and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the sauce, broth, sage and lemon zest and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium.  Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the lemon juice.  Season to taste.  Sprinkle with the bacon and parsley just before serving.

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Calories 229
Total Fat 11 g
Sat. Fat 4.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 653 mg
Total Carb 27 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 6 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 12 %DV
Iron 9 %DV
Potassium 16 %DV
Calories 76
Total Fat 0 g
Sat. Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Total Carb 19 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 3 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 7 %DV
Potassium 16 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.