No Cream Carbonara

A delicious lower calorie alternative to an Italian favourite.

Don’t sacrifice a delicious meal with your family, this Carbonara uses no cream, and strong hard cheese in less quantities to lower the calories but still giving that great creamy flavour. Everyone will love this and it will become a family staple, just as it has for my family!

It’s really quick to make, literally taking the time it takes to boil the pasta and stir in the sauce, making it a delicious meal any night of the week.

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No Cream Carbonara

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  • Author: Rachel Wilcock
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Lower calorie version of an Italian classic



250g dried pasta

4 bacon medallions cut into small pieces

2 cloves of garlic

8 closed cup mushrooms

3 eggs

40g hard cheese such as Parmesan

Ground black pepper

Fresh chives

Fresh parsley

Spray oil


  1. Put 250g dried pasta in a pan of boiling water until cooked through
  2. Whilst the pasta is cooking, cut four bacon medallions into small pieces approximately 1 cm square. Add up to five sprays of spray oil and fry in a frying pan, with 2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely and 8 closed cup mushrooms, chopped.
  3. In a jug add three eggs, and grate 40g hard cheese such as parmesan or mature cheddar. Add a good dose of ground black pepper, small handful of chopped fresh chives and some fresh or dried parsley.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add back to the pan on a low heat, add the bacon, mushroom and garlic mixture, then the egg and cheese mixture. Then toss the pasta through the mixture over a very low heat, until it’s all warmed through.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15


  • Calories: 320

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