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low carb pasta carbonara twirled on a fork

Low Carb Pasta Carbonara

This low carb pasta carbonara is the perfect dinner for two, calls for just 7 ingredients and about 20 minutes, and has right under 10 grams of carbs per serving. It's super creamy and loaded with bacon, just as you'd expect.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword low carb, palmini pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 293 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 6 slices Center Cut Bacon
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced (optional)
  • 1/4 C (60mL) White Cooking Wine
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp (15g) Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 12 oz packet Palmini Pasta or your choice of cooked pasta

Instructions

  1. Cut the bacon into small pieces, peel and mince the garlic, whisk the eggs together with the black pepper and parmesan, and drain the pasta. (You'll want all your ingredients ready to go as this is a fast cooking dish.)

    chopped bacon and minced garlic on a cutting board
  2. Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fully cook the bacon before adding the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds before adding the wine.

    cooked bacon with minced garlic added
  3. Deglaze the pan with the wine, cooking for about a minute to cook off the alcohol. Reduce the heat to a low-medium.

    bacon in a pan with garlic and cooking wine
  4. Add the pasta and toss with the bacon and garlic sauce before pouring the egg mixture over the top.

    palmini pasta tossed in the bacon and wine sauce
  5. Use tongs to continually toss the pasta around in the sauce. Be careful to not scramble the eggs and reduce the heat to low or remove from the heat altogether. After a few minutes, the eggs should thicken and resemble a cream sauce for the pasta.

    the egg mixture added to the pasta and bacon
  6. Serve warm with fresh parsley and additional parmesan, if desired.

    low carb pasta carbonara plated with fresh grated parmesan and parsley flakes

Recipe Notes

1 serving has 4 Smart Points.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Pasta Carbonara
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Carbohydrates 9.5g3%
Protein 22.5g45%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.