skinny carbonara

Looking for some comfort food without the guilt? Look no further than my Skinny Carbonara! This healthy carbonara recipe will take you no time to whip up and is sure to satisfy your comfort food cravings.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins


  • 100 g bacon finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste
  • 150 g wholemeal spaghetti or gluten free spaghetti
  • 2 teaspoon parmesan cheese grated, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped


  • In a medium fry pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and fry the bacon until crisp.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, Parmesan and black pepper then set aside.
  • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions.
  • Once cooked, drain immediately and place the spaghetti back into the pot, but turn OFF the heat (this is important or you will scramble the eggs).
  • Working quickly, pour in the egg mixture and the bacon and toss until it forms a well combined spaghetti sauce and the egg has gently cooked into a creamy consistency.
  • Toss with parsley and serve hot with extra parmesan.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Carbonara
Amount Per Serving
Calories 565 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 199mg66%
Sodium 457mg20%
Potassium 321mg9%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 406IU8%
Vitamin B3 6mg30%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Vitamin K 34µg32%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.