Easy Keto Pasta Carbonara
Need a quick easy keto dinner with just 5 main ingredients? Well, you're in the right place. My keto carbonara will have you full in no time.
Servings: 1 person
- 120 grams Bacon (even better if you have guanciale or pancetta)
- 1/4 cup Grated Pecorino Romano (Parmesan as substitute is ok)
- 1/2 tspn Garlic powder (optional)
- 1 whole Egg Yolk (for added creamy texture)
- 1 whole Egg
Cook Shirataki Noodles
Follow the package instructions. If not, I can show you how to cook shirataki noodles.Note: I found that one package may not be enough for noodle lovers. If you love noodles I suggest getting two packages or 4 servings of shirataki noodles for 2 people.
Gather all the ingredients
Prep the Sauce
In medium heat, warm a frying pan. Pour a teaspoon of olive oil and add the bacon in. Let the fat render.
Meanwhile, as the bacon is cooking crack 2 eggs. For the second egg, use only the yolk. This will give the carbonara a creamier texture. Combine it with Pecorino Romano, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, and black pepper to taste. Whisk for about 2 minutes or until the desired creamy texture is achieved.
Combining Spaghetti and Carbonara Sauce
*** This part is very important. If you don't follow this part properly, you run the risk of overcooking the sauce which will give you scrambled eggs. Once the bacon is cooked from the first step, remove the cooked bacon. Add the shirataki noodles to warm it up. Stir for about a minute until hot, then turn off the heat. Pour the Carbonara Sauce over spaghetti and stir until sauce becomes glossy and creamy (about a minute and a half). Retrieve the bacon and mix in.
Nutrition info is approximate using the sparkpeople.com recipe calculator, and the carb count does not count sugar alcohols. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of all nutritional facts posted here, especially if you have a medical condition, in which case you should consult with your doctor before using any of the recipes.
Calories: 529.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.6g | Protein: 31.6g | Fat: 41.4g | Saturated Fat: 18.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 265mg | Sodium: 1135.6mg | Potassium: 54.1mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 0.2g