Courgette Carbonara


  • 2-3 Courgettes
  • 4 Pieces of Turkey Bacon (or regular)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, Peeled & Minced
  • 1/2 Cup of Almond Milk (125ml)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Arrowroot Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parmesan to Serve

Everyone loves carbonara. It’s the perfect last minute dinner when there’s nothing left in the fridge and you want something comforting- exactly my position when I came up with this! Just like regular carbonara, there’s just a few minutes from fridge to plate but this way there’s no guilt!


Start by cooking the bacon and garlic on low/medium heat, taking care not to burn the garlic.

Whisk the egg and set it aside. Add the almond milk to a saucepan on medium heat. Add the arrowroot powder in slowly while whisking constantly. Keep whisking for almost a minute until it gets nice and thick and remove from heat.


Slowly add the almond milk mixture into the whisked egg while stirring, you don’t want the egg to curdle. Season with salt and pepper.


Take the bacon and garlic out of the pan and add the spiralized courgette. Slice the bacon into little slices. Cook the courgette for about 2 minutes, swirling and tossing it regularly.


Add the courgette to a bowl and pour the egg sauce in straight away. Toss it around to coat the ‘pasta’ and cook the egg. Add in the bacon. Season with salt and pepper and a little parmesan and serve!


4 Comments to Courgette Carbonara

  1. […] try my Paleo Carbonara or Vine Roasted Tomato & Pine Nut Courgette […]

  2. Ronda Waters says:

    Reblogged this on t h e . r e f u r b i s h e d . l i f e and commented:
    Happy Saturday! This recipe for a paleo carbonara is just what the doctor ordered for the perfect summertime meal. Sit on the deck, watch the fireflies and enjoy this delicious dinner! xo Ronda

  3. Nikki O says:

    Any suggestions for a replacement for the Arrowroot flour that is still paleo? Can’t seem to find it in my health food shop!