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Courgetti Carbonara

I was a little worried about whether this would work when I first decided to make this and even more concerned about whether my husband would like this recipe.  Thankfully it worked well and he loved it, so much so that when I said I was considering making it again the following day he said he would love to have it again which goes to show it’s pretty good.  As an added bonus even Mr Squishy approves which is great as the more that can eat the same meal the better.  This is a low carb dish that is not only delicious but also quick and super simple to make.

First of all you will need a spiralizer to make this.  I got mine from UK Juicers and have made another great recipe with it including my Crispy Duck, Hoisin and Cucumber Salad. (Hurry on over to that post as I have a giveaway for one lucky reader to win one of these super spiralisers!!!!) Should I let slip I have another fab recipe too come, just keep it between us for the moment though!!!!!  This is a great gadget and is well priced as it is very sturdy and leaves very little waste.

Courgetti is a great pasta substitute as it contains far less calories and you don’t have the worry of gluten that quite a few people are allergic to.

This alternative to conventional spaghetti carbonara is not only much healthier it has the added benefits from the vitamins and minerals found in courgette.

Courgetti Carbonara

Serves 2


3 large courgettes

300g lean unsmoked bacon

Olive oil

1 clove of garlic

3 medium egg yolks

70ml double cream

60g Grana Padano plus extra for sprinkling

Salt and pepper to taste


Spiralise your courgettes using the small spiralising blade that comes in the box.

Set the courgette aside and remove as much fat from the bacon as possible, cut into small pieces and pan fry in a little olive oil until cooked well.

Chop the onion and garlic and pan fry in a little olive oil.

Grate the cheese plus the extra.

Separate the eggs yolks in one bowl and white in the other. In the bowl with the yolks add the cream and give it a stir.  You can save the egg white for a pavola or egg white omelette or scrambled eggs.

Add about 1.5tbs of olive into a heated pan, toss in the courgetti and cook for a few minutes until it softens slightly.  Add in the bacon, onion, garlic and pour over the egg and cream mix and the cheese (not the extra) and stir well.  Add some salt and pepper to taste.  Separate between two bowls and then add a sprinkle of the extra cheese on top.

Serve fast whilst it’s still hot.



This Post Has 65 Comments

  1. This looks delicious! Spaghetti carbonara is a favourite – so this might be a healthier alternative!

  2. This is definitely a healthier way to enjoy a delicious meal xx

  3. I love the use of Courgetti over spaghetti and definitely something I need to try x

  4. This is delicious
    Ill try this one night next week to see whst my family thinks

  5. A great dish to cut down on carbohydrates. Looks delicious, I must get a spiraliser.

  6. Yummy, what a delicious recipe. We recently bought a spiraliser, so we will definitely try it! 🙂

    1. Enjoy!!!

  7. That looks like a lovely little meal to have. Going to try and make it myself, thanks for the receipe. 🙂

  8. ive made courgetti carbonara previously but it didnt turn out well. ill have to try this out 🙂

  9. I quite like courgetti spaghetti!! What a great alternative to pasta!

  10. I am sure I would like this dish. Looks very tasty.

    1. It is really lovely and easy to make too.

  11. I love using corgette to make spaghetti, it is a great alternative to pasta x

  12. Fab recipe and a great way to sneak extra nutrition into the kids’ diet x

  13. This looks lovely! I haven’t had courgette in ages, will have to make this soon 🙂

  14. looks tasty and healthy too. I am always looking to get the kids eating more veg

    1. This does the trick, Mr Squishy loves it!

  15. I would love this, I have to give it a try!!

    1. It’s delicious, you’ll love it x

  16. I love courgetti and carbonara so I need to try this – it looks delicious.

  17. Sounds lush but cheese gives me migraines so would have to compromise on ingredients

    1. That’s a shame but I am sure you can adapt it.

  18. I do love me some courgetti! It has to be one of the best ways to cut down the carbs and still enjoy the food right? H x

    1. It sure is a great way to cut down carbs and still enjoy these types of meals. I love it!

  19. Good to see you are getting good work out of the spiraliser. I’d love to have tastevision on the internet…it just looks so appetising. x

  20. I have made this before and love it – the kids love it too!

  21. This sounds really tasty but also looks really bright and cheery.

  22. Looks very tasty and healthy. I should really use my spiralizer more!

  23. I’m obsessed with Courgetti at the moment and this looks lovely – thank for sharing x

  24. This sounds so great and easy to do, too, thank you.

    1. That’s the beauty of it and it tastes yummy.

  25. Looks great, I’ve always wanted to try one of this courgetti recipes, just need a spiralizer 🙂

    1. I hope you entered the competition then Jennifer 😉

  26. Yum! What a great way to make a bit of a naughty treat meal healthier!

    1. It is a delicious meal, we love it at mine 😉

  27. this looks so good! I never thought of using it for a carbonara but it looks yummy

    1. It works really well. Give it a try you will be surprised at how nice it is.

  28. Courgetti is something we eat a lot of and its a great replacement to ordinary pasta.Your recipe sounds great,

    1. It is really good to use instead of pasta 😉

  29. This sounds lovely, we don’t eat a lot of courgette, not sure why coz I love it!

  30. Really need to invest in a spiraliser, the grandchildren might be tempted to try some veg then

  31. Looks delicious and a great alternative to pasta, thanks for sharing

    1. No problem, glad you liked it x

  32. This a great looking recipe and looks nice and healthy.

  33. This looks great and I often have all those ingredients in stock!

  34. I love courgetti. Will be sure to give this a go especially now I’m trying to lose a stone for Xmas…eek x

    1. Enjoy!!!!

  35. This looks delicious i need to try it!

  36. Lovely dish that looks good enough to eat, and we love pasta.

    1. This is a great alternative and much healthier.

  37. It looks delicious! I’m going to get a spiraliser; I do like vegetables, but I still find it difficult to get the right proportion of them in a meal and I think it would really help.

  38. looks lovely … shame that I can’t bear the taste of courgettes … Is the slimy sensation still there when you spiralise them ??

    1. They are masked by the other flavours. It isn’t particularly slimy, why not try it x

  39. Mine would never look as scrummy as yours lol!

    1. You would be amazed at how easy it is, give it a try.

  40. Tried it last night!! WOW!!!!!!!! easy, yummy, and, lower in calories then pasta!! amazing!!

    1. Glad you liked it 😉

  41. Oh this looks so yummy, something all the family would enjoy 🙂

    1. It sure is Carly 😉

  42. what a fantastic idea I never would of thought you could have a pasta alternative, thank you for this post.

    1. It’s yummy, you must try it x

  43. Looks lovely love pasta dishes mostly all I eat as don’t eat meat need to try this without the meat looks lush

    1. It’s yummy!!!!!

  44. I often eat Carbonara but I had never thought of the courgette angle. A cracking dish !

    1. Thanks Andrew it’s really tasty 😉

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