Healthy spaghetti carbonara recipe

By Joy Skipper

  1. Serves 4
  2. Takes 15 minutes to make, 12 minutes to cook
  3. Rating

This carbonara recipe has half the fat and 125 fewer calories compared to a typical carbonara. The residual heat of the spaghetti partially cooks and thickens the egg.

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Healthy spaghetti carbonara


  1. 400g dried spaghetti
  2. 2 tsp olive oil
  3. 6 rashers back bacon, rind and fat removed, chopped
  4. 1 garlic clove, lightly squashed
  5. 3 medium free-range egg yolks
  6. 5 tbsp low-fat fromage frais
  7. 50g Parmesan, grated
  8. ½ tbsp chopped fresh flatleaf parsley


  1. 1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti according to the pack instructions (normally 10-12 minutes).
  2. 2. Meanwhile, in another large frying pan, heat the oil and fry the bacon with the squashed garlic clove, until the bacon starts to brown. Remove the garlic clove from the pan with
  3. a slotted spoon and discard. Turn the heat off but keep the pan warm until the spaghetti is cooked.
  4. 3. While the bacon is cooking, mix together the egg yolks, fromage frais, half the Parmesan, the parsley and some seasoning in a bowl.
  5. 4. Using tongs, transfer the cooked, drained spaghetti to the pan with the still-warm bacon. Pour in the egg mixture, moving the spaghetti with the tongs to coat the pasta and thicken the egg mixture.
  6. 5. Taste and adjust the seasoning if need be, then serve the spaghetti carbonara sprinkled with the remaining grated Parmesan.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 518kcals, 15.3g fat (5.6g saturated), 24.4g protein, 75.3g carbs, 4.1g sugar, 1.3g salt

Chef's tip

Please note: contains raw egg. For a more authentic dish, use pancetta instead of bacon. Wholewheat pasta will increase the dish’s fibre content.


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October 20

Hi I' m Alberto. I'm Italian. I love pasta and pizza. If you wont you find me in This is my blog where I write my family italian recipe. This web site have more good recipe and I love change my Italian flavors. Bye from Italy


September 20

Hey Sir I Am Just Wondering Cause I Live In Singapore I Can't Find Fromage Frais What Can I Use Instead? Reply ASAP I Have A Important Exam Coming Up! Thank You

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