Avocado Carbonara for Two


Traditional spaghetti carbonara with a creamy twist. This recipe is a complete meal for 2 people, which can be made for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • 7 ounces bucatini pasta

  • 3 ounces pancetta, cubed

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper, divided

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bucatini in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Add pancetta and cook on until tender and the fat has rendered. Remove from heat.

  3. Ladle 1 cup pasta cooking water into a bowl; set aside.

  4. Puree avocado in a bowl using a hand blender. Add 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, egg yolks, 2 teaspoons black pepper, and lemon juice. Stir well until sauce is creamy.

  5. Use spaghetti tongs to add the pasta directly from the water to the pan with the pancetta, allowing a bit of pasta water to help thin the sauce. Toss the pasta in the skillet to coat the pasta with the pancetta. Add avocado sauce to the pasta, stirring constantly. Mix in reserved pasta water if necessary.

  6. Divide pasta between 2 plates. Top with the remaining cheese and black pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

746 Calories
32g Fat
86g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 746
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 42%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 243mg 81%
Sodium 603mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 304mg 23%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 807mg 17%

* 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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