keto carbonara

This keto carbonara recipe is definitely one of my go to meals when I want to make something tasty, simple and satiating with little time or fuss.

Of course to make the original carbonara we would need the very starchy, carb and sugars packed pasta. To make it keto friendly the pasta is replaced by Courgette Noodles. Yes in Britain we call them Courgettes, our American and Australian friends know them as Zucchinis. So we shall also call them Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles).

creamy carbonara

I have made this recipe as quick and simple to make with minimal ingredients but of course you can adapt for your own tastes. Maybe you prefer pancetta over bacon? Maybe you want to make creamier or less creamy (adjust the double cream).

For a vegetarian version all you need to do is remove the bacon from the ingredients.

The equipment I use consists of: Frying pan, Saucepan, Spiralizer (and microwave optional).

Ok let’s get stuck in and creating the creamy cheesy goodness.

Creamy Keto Carbonara Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Recipe by Paul Steele Course: Dinner, LunchCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

370

kcal

This keto carbonara recipe is definitely one of my go to meals when I want to make something tasty, simple and satiating with little time or fuss.

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Courgette/Zucchini

  • 2 Rashers of Bacon, cut into pieces

  • 130 ml Double Cream

  • 50 g Grated Parmesan Cheese

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 tbsp Butter

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  • Spiralize the courgette/zucchini into noodle shaped threads.
  • Place the courgette noodles onto kitchen paper and cover with another piece of kitchen paper. This helps draw out a lot of the liquid from the vegetable and avoids any mush when cooking it later.courgette zucchini noodles
  • In a frying pan fry cook the bacon pieces in the butter. Then leave to one side
  • At this point myself I would microwave the courgette/zucchini noodles for just one minute. Starts to warm them through and also helps clearing even more moisture from them. Optional.
  • Place the saucepan on a low to medium heat on the hob.
  • Add the cream, egg yolk, most of the grated parmesan plus salt and pepper. Carefully and slowly mix all together whilst gently heating. You do not want to scramble the egg yolks.
  • Once the creamy cheesy mixture is warming, add the noodles and bacon bits. This is where your meal comes together as one as you warm through and stir
  • Serve in a bowl and add the rest of the parmesan to garnish on top or as I do I get some shaved bits of parmesan for the top.

Notes

  • for vegetarian option just remove the bacon

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