skinny carbonara

Skinny Carbonara

28’s Home Nutrition Program (Stream: female, healthy weight maintenance)
Looking for some comfort food without the guilt? Look no further than my Skinny Carbonara! This healthy carbonara recipe will take you no time to whip up and is sure to satisfy your comfort food cravings.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 565 kcal


  • 100 g bacon finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste
  • 150 g wholemeal spaghetti or gluten free spaghetti
  • 2 teaspoon parmesan cheese grated, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped


  • In a medium fry pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and fry the bacon until crisp.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, Parmesan and black pepper then set aside.
  • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions.
  • Once cooked, drain immediately and place the spaghetti back into the pot, but turn OFF the heat (this is important or you will scramble the eggs).
  • Working quickly, pour in the egg mixture and the bacon and toss until it forms a well combined spaghetti sauce and the egg has gently cooked into a creamy consistency.
  • Toss with parsley and serve hot with extra parmesan.
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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.

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