Zucchini (Zettuccine) Carbonara Recipe

Zucchini (Zettuccine) Carbonara Recipe

How To Make Zucchini (Zettuccine) Carbonara

This carbonara recipe is lighter and healthier by using zucchini as the main ingredient for the pasta. Try this at home and be amazed at the results.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 4largezucchini
  • 8ozbacon
  • 2largefresh eggs
  • ¼cupcreamthickened or half and half
  • ¼cupParmigiano-Reggianofreshly grated
  • ¼cupPecorinofreshly grated
  • 1tspblack pepper
  • 1tspsalt


  1. Slice each zucchini in half lengthways. Using a vegetable peeler, peel ribbons to the centre of the zucchini; flip and peel again. Discard centre core or chop finely to add to the sauce.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and sauté until golden and crisp.

  3. While the bacon is frying; whisk the eggs, cream and cheeses together until well-combined.

  4. Add the Zucchini ribbons to the pan, and continue to sauté with the bacon until just starting to soften.

  5. Reduce heat down to low, and slowly pour in the egg mixture while stirring quickly until the sauce thickens. The residual heat will cook the eggs but work quickly to prevent the eggs from scrambling.

  6. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the ‘Zettuccini’ into bowls and serve immediately.


  • Calories: 448.59kcal
  • Fat: 36.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.96g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.43g
  • Fiber: 3.41g
  • Sugar: 9.29g
  • Protein: 20.53g
  • Cholesterol: 165.70mg
  • Sodium: 1018.20mg
  • Calcium: 279.42mg
  • Potassium: 1026.30mg
  • Iron: 2.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 167.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 57.91mg
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