Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Zucchini Carbonara

Yes, another recipe using zucchini! You're not surprised are you?
Zucchini Carbonara
This is a really brilliant use of the zucchini in my opinion. It add some vegetable & color to a dish that typically doesn't have either. When cut into strips like this the zucchini becomes just like more noodles in this pasta. I almost think you could get by with more zucchini & less pasta than we used if you wanted to. The zucchini really doesn't do anything change the flavor of this dish but absorbs the other flavors well.
Zucchini Carbonara

Zucchini Carbonara

6 oz linguine
6 sliced bacon, chopped
1 medium zucchini, cut into strips with a peeler
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 egg
2 T heavy cream
1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan

Cook the linguine according to the directions.

In a large skillet cook the bacon until crisp. If there is a lot of fat drain some leaving about 1 Tablespoon or so. Add the zucchini, garlic & pepper to taste. Stir to cook for about 1 minute.

Mix the egg, cream & cheese together.

Drain the pasta reserving a little of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the pan with the bacon & mix well. Remove from the heat & stir in the egg mixture. Stir until cooked (return to heat if you need to). If its a little too thick stir in a little of the pasta water.

Serves 2

If you are not reading this post in a feed reader or at OR at then the site you are reading is illegally publishing copyrighted material. Contact me at katbaro AT yahoo DOT COM. All recipes, text and photographs in this post are the original creations & property of the author unless otherwise noted.
© 2007-2009 Kathy Lewinski


grace said...

not only do zucchini ribbons look awesome, but i love their texture in your mouth. great creation!

White Toast with Butter said...

Looks great!

jillian said...

The zucchini looks like it adds just the right touch to the carbonara!

~~louise~~ said...

One can never have enough zucchini recipes.

This recipe seems quick and easy while looking elegant enough for company. Thanks for sharing...

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Now I am craving pasta!

Lori said...

Kat- I have to say that this looks absolutely AMAZING.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Get Email Updates!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Measurement Abbreviations

T = Tablespoon
t = teaspoon
c = cup
lb = pound
oz - ounce


Blog Archive


Blog Directory for Minneapolis, Minnesota