Thursday, 22 March 2007

Alternative Healthy Carbonara

Serves 2

Created in my kitchen 05/07/2006

180g Buccatini pasta (Like spaghetti but has a hole in middle)
1 small tub half fat cremé fraiche 250ml
1 fat clove garlic
3 small rashers trimmed smokey bacon
3 tbsp fresh grated parmesan
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
2 shallots sliced
Spray EVOO

1) Put pasta in lots of water, bring to boil and cook per instructions to al dente, apx 8-9 mins, drain and keep warm
2) In a skillet cook the bacon, remove and cut into small strips
3) Turn the heat down and return skillet to pan, spray with EVOO and add crushed garlic and sliced shallots, soften, add cremé friache and warm through gentrly, add 3/4 parmesan and pepper, put to one side
4) Drain pasta, add bacon bits and cremé mix, stir thoroughly and serve immediately
5) Garnish with remaining parmesan and a twist of black pepper.

Was surprisingly nice and would deff have again!


  1. I love carbonara, but had to give it up as my usual recipe tops 4000 cals, I tried this, and granted I upped the bacon, and the parmesan, and added an egg, but still kept it below 1000. I did not have high hopes, but it tasted bleeding lovely. Perfect after a night at the gym, serious comfort food.

  2. Hi there, am so glad you tried, and enjoyed this! Whilst its not purist version I actually prefer it as find it less heavy :)


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