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Pasta Carbonara with Zucchini Noodles - Healthy, lightened up version of the classic pasta carbonara prepared with delicious zucchini noodles, pan fried pancetta, and an irresistible creamy parmesan sauce.

Pasta Carbonara with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Healthy, lightened up version of the classic pasta carbonara prepared with delicious zucchini noodles, pan fried pancetta & an irresistible creamy parmesan sauce. A perfect Keto "pasta" dinner!

Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Serves
Calories 345 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds zucchini
  • Pat of butter
  • 4 ounces pancetta or bacon diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup, packed grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon, or to taste, McCormick® Crushed Red Pepper
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • McCormick® Basil Leaves for garnish
  • Grated parmesan cheese for garnish
  • Fresh ground pepper for garnish

Instructions

  1. Peel zucchini lengthwise with a vegetable peeler to create long strips.
  2. Lay zucchini strips flat on a paper towel-lined baking sheet; lightly salt each strip and set aside to dry.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add diced pancetta or bacon and garlic; cook for 3 minutes or until golden crisp, stirring occasionally.
  5. In the meantime, prepare the egg and parmesan sauce;
  6. Combine eggs, cheese, McCormick® Crushed Red Pepper, salt and ground black pepper in a mixing bowl; whisk until well incorporated and set aside.

  7. Wipe down the previously prepared zucchini and add to the skillet with the pancetta and cook for 1 minute.
  8. Remove skillet from heat.
  9. Immediately pour in the eggs and cheese sauce.
  10. Using two forks, one in each hand, lift up the zucchini and pancetta so it mixes easily with the egg mixture, which thickens and cooks but doesn’t scramble; mix until everything is coated.
  11. Garnish with McCormick® Basil Leaves, ground black pepper, and grated parmesan.

  12. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 6

Nutrition Facts
Pasta Carbonara with Zucchini Noodles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 232mg77%
Sodium 680mg28%
Potassium 714mg20%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 965IU19%
Vitamin C 41.1mg50%
Calcium 391mg39%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.