A twist on the traditional carbonara using zucchini squash noodles and omitting the cream for a gluten-free, low-carb, high-protein dish.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk eggs and egg yolk together in a bowl. Add Pecorino cheese and mix well.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large wok or skillet over medium heat; cook and stir pancetta until cooked through but not crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the zucchini noodles (zoodles); cook and stir until zoodles are warmed but not soft and pancetta is slightly crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove wok from heat.

  • Pour egg mixture over zoodles and stir until evenly coated. Top zoodles with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and black pepper.

Cook's Note:

Use a spiralizing device or mandoline to slice zucchini into noodle-shapes.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; 26.5 g total fat; 303 mg cholesterol; 394 mg sodium. 13.8 g carbohydrates; 17.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2016
Made for a party and everyone loved it. Even the picky eaters! I also made a few changes adding 2 cloves of garlic a spiralized onion substituting bacon for pancetta using Parmesan cheese only (to whisk with eggs & to finish) and only used 2 whole eggs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/18/2017
The egg mixture wouldn t cook through after you remove it from the heat. Also the pancetta made it much too salty to eat. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2016
Made for a party and everyone loved it. Even the picky eaters! I also made a few changes adding 2 cloves of garlic a spiralized onion substituting bacon for pancetta using Parmesan cheese only (to whisk with eggs & to finish) and only used 2 whole eggs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2016
Made for a party and everyone loved it. Even the picky eaters! I also made a few changes adding 2 cloves of garlic a spiralized onion substituting bacon for pancetta using Parmesan cheese only (to whisk with eggs & to finish) and only used 2 whole eggs. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/14/2017
it was horrible. Sorry that's the only thing I can think to say. No one in my house liked it. I have used Zoodles in lots of recipes so it wasn't that. This dish just isn't Carbonara. We added Shrimp to the dish also but the taste and texture was just off. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2016
This is an excellent recipe and so good. I did add a few ingredients I used bacon and cooked the zoodles in the bacon fat I also added a couple tablespoons of neufchatel cheese and peas at the end. I've made this several times and everyone has loved it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/17/2017
The egg mixture wouldn t cook through after you remove it from the heat. Also the pancetta made it much too salty to eat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2016
I have been looking for a new way to use zoodles and this was delicious and easy! I followed the recipe as is but added some minced garlic. I used two small zucchinis for myself and boyfriend however I think next time I will use 3-4. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2018
First I will say that I have never had carbonara before so when I made this recipe I had to seriously think about eating it because of the eggs. After letting the egg cook a little bit as the pan cooled I felt a little better. My husband tried it first and we'll he liked it. Then I took a taste and it wasn't bad. When I made it I didn't have pancetta so I used bacon instead. I also didn't have the recommended cheese on hand and used some local cheese with the egg mixture. I didn't add the parmesan at the end but instead added salt. I saw another reviewer added onions to the dish which was a great idea (since we love squash with onions anyways) but forgot to add the garlic. It turned out great. The one thing that I didn't like about it was that I had to drain the water from the squash after it's cooked (pre-salting the squash didn't work for me either) but other than that it turned out well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2016
I used more than the recommended pancetta and it become way too salty. Will definitely try again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/07/2016
This didn't turn out for me but my Zoodles didn't Zoodle so I had to use my food processor for the zucchini. Even so it wasn't very good:( Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2020
Yes, I already made it for a second time. I simplified things and used heavy whipping cream and also cooked thin strips of chicken and served it with the rest of the dish. Read More