Dark Chocolate Carbonara with Warm Honey Yogurt: Who Says You Can't Have Pasta for Dessert?October 7, 2018
- Mikka WeeWords
Ever heard of chocolate noodles? Our friend from Canada gifted us with a pack of , which we turned into a dessert pasta dish—Dark Chocolate Carbonara with Warm Honey Yogurt.
To mimic the creamy ham-and-mushroom-filled sauce of the usual savory carbonara, we used a warm honey-yogurt sauce instead by combining Greek yogurt, cream, honey, salt, and grated dark chocolate. For this recipe, we topped it off with some cubed fresh strawberries, but you can use any fruit you prefer. Mangoes or bananas would be lovely as well. Or how about a fruit medley?
I must be upfront about this: despite having copious amounts dark chocolate infused into the pasta dough, you can only taste a hint of it in the cooked linguine. This is where the sauce comes in. The tanginess and acidity from the yogurt accentuates the dark chocolate flavor, making it a great choice of sauce for chocolate pasta. A combination of Mascarpone and honey is also a good option, but Greek yogurt carries a more pronounced sharpness to it.
Dark Chocolate Carbonara with Warm Honey Yogurt
Total Time: 30 minutes / Yield: 3 servings
Ingredients for the Pasta
- 150 g Pappardelle”s Dark Chocolate Linguine
- 8 strawberries, cubed
Ingredients for the Warm Honey Yogurt Sauce
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup all-purpose cream
- 1/4 cup honey
- A pinch of salt
- Mint for garnish
- Grated dark chocolate
- In a saucepan, whisk together yogurt, cream, honey, and salt. Set aside.
- Cook pasta according to the directions on the package. Set aside after straining.
- Heat a saucepan with the yogurt mixture over low flame, just until the sauce is warmed. This will take about 2 minutes, then remove from the stove.
- Toss pasta in the warm honey yogurt. Top with cubed strawberries, grated chocolate, and mint.
- Serve immediately.
- Since Pappardelle”s Dark Chocolate Linguine is not available locally, we at Pepper.ph are coming out with a recipe for homemade Chocolate Pasta. Watch out for it!