Pasta Carbonara

The classic pasta carbonara recipe with a healthy twist.
There is no cream in it, less fat and more veggies!
5 van 4 stemmen
Cooking time 15 mins
Total time 15 mins
course Main
cuisine Italian
servings 2 persons
calories 538 kcal


  • Frying pan
  • Cooking pan


  • 100 g turkey bacon strips
  • 50 g parmesan
  • 2 eggs yolks
  • 150 g spaghetti
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 25 g margarine (or unsalted butter)
  • 250 g mushrooms (optional)


  • Cook the pasta until al dente.
  • Beat the eggs and season with black pepper.
  • While the spaghetti is cooking, fry the turkey bacon strips with the garlic.
  • Drop the butter into a large frying pan and add the turkey bacon strips and garlic as soon as the butter has melted. Cook until the turkey bacon is golden and crisp.
  • Add in the mushrooms or fry them in a different pan, as the mushrooms can add more moist. It depends on how lazy you are.
  • When the pasta is ready, lift it from the water with a pasta fork or tongs and put it in the frying pan with the turkey bacon. Don’t worry if a little water drops in the pan as well (you want this to happen) and don’t throw the pasta water away yet.
  • Mix most of the cheese in with the eggs, keeping a small handful back for sprinkling over later.
  • Take the pan of spaghetti and turkey bacon off the heat. Now quickly pour in the eggs and cheese. Using the tongs or a long fork, lift up the spaghetti so it mixes easily with the egg mixture, which thickens but doesn’t scramble, and everything is coated.
  • Add extra pasta cooking water to keep it saucy (several tablespoons should do it). You don’t want it wet, just moist. Season with a little salt, if needed.
  • Serve immediately with a little sprinkling of the remaining cheese and a grating of black pepper. 


Vegan: not possible.
Seasoning: Salt, pepper and parsley.


Sugar: 2.5gFiber: 1.3gCalories: 538kcalSaturated Fat: 7.4gFat: 23.9gProtein: 34.2gCarbohydrates: 49g
course Main
cuisine Italian
keyword Pasta Carbonara, Pasta recipe
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