Zoodles alla Carbonara


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 2 eggs

  • 1 egg yolk

  • cup shredded Pecorino cheese, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 ounces cubed pancetta, or to taste

  • 1 extra large zucchini, cut into noodle-shape strands

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
27g Fat
14g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 303mg 101%
Sodium 394mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 58mg 291%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1051mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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