Keto Zucchini Carbonara

Zucchini is one of the most versatile veggies when it comes to the low carb ketogenic diet. You can create so many different and delicious meals with it. It’s the keto dieter’s best friend! Today we will show you how we make keto Carbonara.

Carbonara is an Italian dish from Rome made with pasta, egg, hard cheese, and bacon.

To keep this recipe low carb, zucchini will be used as a replacement for pasta. We use smoke bacon cubes for this recipe, you can use regular bacon as well. It will be just as delicious.

Low Carb Zucchini Carbonara

Of all the ways to cook zucchini, the carbonara is one of our favorites. It’s a 5-minute recipe, perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

Low Carb Carbonara

To make it more creamy, we recommend adding an additional tablespoon of cream cheese.

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Keto Zucchini Carbonara

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Zucchini Carbonara
Zucchini Carbonara
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Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 60 g Smoked Bacon Cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 60 g Smoked Bacon Cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Zucchini Carbonara
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Use a grater or a spiralizer to slice the zucchini into long, thin ribbons. Don’t use the seeds.
    Slicing zucchini
  2. Put the zucchini spaghetti in a pot with boiling water for a minute and strain. Set aside.
  3. To make a creamy carbonara sauce, put the egg yolk and egg into a bowl, add the cream cheese, and half the Parmesan, salt and pepper and mix together with a fork then put a side.
  4. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil in and fry bacon until dark brown and crisp.
  5. Add garlic in and stir it around for 30 seconds (if you add garlic too early, it will get burnt before the bacon gets cooked and crisp).
  6. Add the zucchini spaghetti and mix with bacon for 2 minutes. Don’t cook too long because the zucchini will become very soft. If you don’t want your carbonara too watery, drain the liquid now.
    Stir zucchini with smoke bacon
  7. Finally, add your creamy carbonara sauce in. You need to stir quickly then remove from heat.
  8. Serve hot with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped cilantro on top.
    Zucchini Carbonara Recipe
Recipe Notes

Macros (per serving): Calories: 412 – Fat: 32.2g – Net carbs: 5.3g (total carbs: 7.1g, fiber: 1.8g) – Protein: 22.2g

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