Bacon, garlic, and spaghetti. How could life be better? Actually, it can be, because this recipe has only 5 ingredients. It is easy to make and, maybe best of all, it is low in carbs and high in protein. You can think about your dinner all day and make this tempting recipe right when you get home from work on the busiest of weeknights.
The way you make the sauce is pure genius. Cook the bacon in some oil to let it release its flavors. Then use those flavorful fats to cook the garlic, which adds yet another layer of irresistible flavor. Instead of thinning out the sauce with plain water, you use the water from the pasta to complete this sauce.
Now, what about carbohydrates and protein? Yes, you can have a high-protein, low-carb delicious meal. NutriNoodle Organic Soybean Protein Spaghetti makes it possible in this recipe. Each serving has only 8 grams of net carbohydrates, including 10 grams of dietary fiber. In fact, it has about one-quarter the amount of net carbs as in regular pasta.
If you are wondering if it is okay to skip meat on a high-protein diet, well, yes, it is! The pasta has 21 grams of protein per serving, which is comparable to the amount in a serving of meat. Plus, it provides 35% of the daily value for iron, largely due to the soybeans it contains.
Recipe for Low-Carb Five-Ingredient Spaghetti with Garlic and Bacon
Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes