zoodle carbonara

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my sadness over Alan Rickman’s passing last week. While I of course feel that the Harry Potter movies never did justice to the books, I’ve always loved Alan Rickman. He loved the books in real life and had such respect for JK Rowling, and I thought he was the perfect Snape. I just finished crying over this video. Do yourself a favor and watch it in private.

Okay now onto food. This is my favorite thing I’ve made in a while.

Equal parts because it’s A) delicious B) healthy and C) so fast and easy.

I guess pasta substitutes are a trend for me lately, because I’ve made this spaghetti squash chicken parm twice in the past week. I thought about blogging it, but the video is simply more impressive than anything I could come up with.

I ordered myself a cheapo version of the spiralizer on Amazon a couple months ago and I love it. So far I’ve only used it on zucchini, but I want to do sweet potatoes, broccoli stems, and carrots with it. I’m thinking some spicy pickled spiralized carrots might be coming your way soon. Stay tuned.

I’ve eaten zoodles a couple of times but usually just with a quick tomato sauce. When I went to the grocery store last week, bacon was BOGO so I immediately thought carbonara. You could be fancy and use pancetta, or be even healthier and use turkey bacon.


Zoodle Carbonara

makes one serving, easily multiplied

1 1/2 small zucchinis, SPIRALIZED

1-2 slices bacon, chopped

1/2 small sweet onion, finely chopped

1 egg

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Put the bacon into a hot skillet and crisp it up. When it’s almost cooked through, add the onions. If you end up with a lot of bacon fat, you may want to drain some of it off. You don’t want the dish to be greasy, you just want enough to cook the onions.


Once the onions are soft, add the zoodles and toss for 1-2 minutes. Then quickly add the egg and scramble everything around so that it coats the zoodles. Add Parmesan and quickly toss again to melt it and combine it through. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve!


I’m so tempted to make some terrible reference to green snake-like noodles and a small part of my heart being Slytherin…

Guess I just did it.




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