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zucchini carbonara

Zoodles Carbonara Pasta (Gluten Free)

This Zoodles Carbonara pasta recipe is gluten free, low carb, keto friendly optional and can be ready in under 30 minutes!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 412kcal


  • 4 medium zucchinis top and bottom sliced off
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 slices pancetta diced
  • 3 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 egg yolk beaten
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmigiano cheese plus more for garnish if desired
  • Cracked Black Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Line a baking sheet with a few layers of paper towel. Lay the zucchini noodles down and sprinkle with salt. Top with another few layers of paper towel, a cutting board and some heavy items like books or pots. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, transfer the noodles to a colander and rinse thoroughly with cold water to remove the salt.
  • Refresh the paper towels on the baking sheet with a few new layers. Gently squeeze and shake the zoodles and lay them down on the paper towel. Top with a few more layers of paper towel, the cutting board and the heavy items. Let dry for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and add one teaspoon of oil. Add in the pancetta, cook until crisp, then remove the bacon to a small dish and return the pan to the stove.
  • Add in the remaining olive oil and return the pan to medium heat. Add in the shallot and saute for 2 minutes. Then add in the garlic and stir for 1 minute. Next, add the peas and stir until thawed through, about 2 minutes.
  • Finally, add in the zucchini, increase the heat to medium high, and saute for 2-3 minutes or until fully warmed through.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Beat together the eggs, egg yolk and cheese then add them to the pasta and toss gently until coated. This should take literally 2 minutes.
  • Add back the bacon and season with freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Divide between two bowls, add additional parmesan if desired, and season with salt to taste.



Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 282mg | Sodium: 1045mg | Potassium: 1330mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1836IU | Vitamin C: 101mg | Calcium: 314mg | Iron: 4mg