zoodle carbonara for the win


I am a passionate pasta fan, so I love finding all types of healthy pasta replacement recipes. My newest favorite type is zucchini noodle ("zoodle") pasta. I made zoodle carbonara for Joe and I for dinner recently as a healthy, no-carb meal, and we were both completely blown away. Sometimes he isn't the biggest fan of my pasta replacements, but he absolutely loved this one and asked if we could make it more often. That's when I know I've done well!

This recipe is extremely healthy, and you can even make it completely paleo, just cut out the cheese. One thing this recipe will entail is to poach an egg. Don't let it deter you because I recenlty learned a foolproof way to do it, which I'll explain below. It only takes about 5 minutes to poach, so you can do that while the bacon is cooking.

You'll need a vegetable spiralizer to make this. The one I have is called a WonderVeg Vegetable Spiralizer. There is also a KitchenAid attachment, so if you have a KitchenAid, look at this one and this one.

This recipe serves 2 people and takes about 20 minutes to make!

Ingredients:

-4 pieces of bacon

-4 zucchinis

-1 tablespoon heavy cream

-2 teaspoons vinegar

-5 cloves of garlic, chopped

-2 eggs

-1/3 cup of shredded parmesean (optional, but recommended!)

-salt + pepper

Instructions:

-Cook the bacon in a large pan by rendering the fat from the bacon. To render the fat means that you'll get rid of all of the fat so the bacon is perfectly browned and crispy. Do not use any sort of cooking oil; you don't need it. This takes about 10-15 minutes as you'll need to cook it on low to render the fat from the bacon... don't rush it. Flip over once the first side is browned.

-In the meantime, use a spiralizer to slice the zucchinis.